2 Mile Hill lead singer Mahalia Cummins this evening brought some necessary realness and truth on the band’s social media page with a video of herself rapping a list of woes that Barbados is currently facing.
Opening the video with a lip smack, her tongue out and some expert goose-necking, Cummins references 2 Mile Hill’s latest single “Conversation” with the line “‘Cause uh lookin’ fuh some deep deep conversation” and jumps right into laying out the issues and name dropping Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and M.P. for St. Michael North West, Chris Sinckler. If Cummins’ attitude and presentation of the lyrics in the video is anything to go by, she’s not at all happy. A sentiment that many Barbadians share.
The rap covers everything from government embezzlement and the legalisation of marijuana to violence in schools and the South Coast sewage crisis, all in under a minute. Speaking to Zeitgeist Mahalia said:
“The inspiration came from observing and experiencing life on the island in recent times. I felt the need to vent and share what I’ve been living and thinking and music is how I express myself. It didn’t take very long [to come up with the lyrics] since there were almost endless points to pull from. Social media platforms are where open discussion happens. The state of our nation is an issue that many Barbados are already discussing on said platforms. I’m just one more voice.”
Listen to the rap here.