We eat from the Earth and leave the animals to give birthNo deaders,no fur, no feathersWhen I tell people I don’t eat meat, fish or dairyThey look at me strangely
In the video showing the joys of his compassionate lifestyle, he sings all this while shaking hands with locals, visiting various restaurants, and dancing with friends who appear equally as joyous as he.
Macka B then tackles the ever present “what do you eat?” question by rapping over 70 plant based foods in verse 2 alone:
Bok choy and pomegranate, hijiki and rocket berries
Cherries and strawberries
Beetroot, grapefruit and celeries
You see the meat’s not necessary
. . . And more in verse 3 and 5.
Macka B even spends verse 4 diving into the ethical side of veganism by saying:
A lot of people would stop eat the meat
If they had to kill the animals before they could eat
Look at the way the animals get treat
The unsanitary conditions where some of them keep
I could list my favorite parts of “Wha Me Eat” to create the world’s longest article about a five-minute YouTube video, but the song is most magical when simply listened to a few times on repeat.
Pro tip: Definitely click the ‘CC’ button to turn on subtitles when viewing in YouTube, and check out the full lyrics here. You can’t help but smile when listening to “Wha Me Eat”; Macka B’s positivity radiates through.
And that’s probably why the video has procured over 219 thousand views—and it’s only getting bigger. You can even buy your very own t-shirt through Macka B’s website.
I’ve decided that “Wha Me Eat” is veganism’s new anthem, and it’s going to be a hard one to top.