Who knew that raps about produce could be so rad?
For the past couple of months, internationally recognized reggae artist Macka B has been uploading raps to Facebook of him talking about the benefits of various produce items and health foods. One of his more recent raps about a cucumber has gone viral, reaching over 30 million views across multiple sources.
A vegan himself, Macka B started these raps as a way to spread word on his “Wha Me Eat Wednesday” challenge, which aims to inspire his fans to switch to a vegan lifestyle by talking about vegan foods. He later began dropping more videos on Mondays in a “Medical Mondays” series to further talk about natural food.
These raps are as educational as they are catchy, with Macka B talking about the various health benefits of utilizing these natural food products in various ways. He even includes hacks on how to save money using these healthy ingredients. Here’s an example from his cucumber rap:
“Get the Cucumber cut it inna slice
Put it inna jug of water overnight,
You know what you get for a fraction of the price,
Energy drink full of electrolytes”
It takes me back to the days of Schoolhouse Rock, where we got educated on nearly everything through catchy songs. Macka B is doing the same thing here with fruits and vegetables, which is legit.
Maybe Macka B could be the face of the next version of Schoolhouse Rock, and do a regular rap series about fruits and veggies. It’d be a great way to teach kids about where their food comes from.