‘Dear Doctor’ – Toronto Rapper Calls for Greater Humanism in Psychiatry


From MC FÜBB: “Following up on his recent single, ‘Opioid Crisis,’ Toronto-born hip hop emcee/rapper and Registered Psychotherapist MC FÜBB (pronounced ’emcee foob’; aka Daniel Farb) has released a new song and accompanying music video: ‘Dear Doctor.’ Speaking from the perspective of being both a past consumer and a current provider of mental health services, ‘Dear Doctor’ is a response to the legacy of over-medicalized, disease-focused treatment in psychiatry’s history, and a call for greater humanism and person-centeredness in the world of mental healthcare.

Performed over a boom-bap instrumental by producer and beat-maker Execute, ‘Dear Doctor’ explores themes of being pigeon-holed by diagnostic categories; the often overlooked impact of the social determinants of mental health; and pleads with those in the helping professions to ‘be real’ and authentic in their interactions with their patients/clients.

‘Dear Doctor’ is the second single to be released from MC FÜBB’s forthcoming EP, Wounded Healer (a project for which the artist received a recording grant from the Ontario Arts Council), which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2019.”

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