Rhythm and Reason: C5’s Rap for a Cruelty-Free World

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You know what time it is—time to go vegan! Vegan rapper and songwriter C5 is known for his lyrical prowess and opening for artists such as Chance the Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Usher. Now he’s lending his remarkable talents to PETA to deliver a powerful Earth Day message through the art of rap. He and his beautiful family joined PETA on the beach to create a music video with a timely, important message.


You know what time it is?

Time to go vegan.

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You know what time it is?

Come on.

I don’t mean to come off like I’m ridiculin’ or preachin’,

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but here’s a couple reasons to consider going vegan.

I was talkin’ to my good folks over at PETA.

We all impactin’ the world from the things that we eatin’.

They ain’t have no pork chops in the garden of Eden.

I’m just teasin’,

but it ain’t humane, I’m just sayin’.

These animals like us, they feel pleasure and pain,

separated from their families just for our gain.

Going vegan, one person can save over 200,000 gallons of water a year.

That’s the price of your change.

Farming animals is ruinin’ the land.

We gotta take care of the Earth for all our children, that’s grand.

They gotta live here after us, it’s worth the sacrifice.

All our rainforests vanishin’, that’s a tragic sight

for a meal that only lasts for a night.

Is it worth it?

(Is it worth it?)

We gotta start eatin’ our meals with purpose.

(Go vegan.)

Going vegan can protect you from diseases

(From diseases)

and provide you with all the nutrients you needed.

(You needed)

On top of all of that, the food is great.

You able to change your fate by changing what’s on your plate.

Go vegan

if you really care about the planet.

Go vegan.

The things you eat contribute to the damage.

Go vegan

if you wanna eat good and live healthy.

Go vegan.

You should put some vegan food in your belly.

Go vegan.

And if you love the animals, show compassion.

Go vegan

if you want a better world, let’s make it happen.

Go vegan

even if it’s only for a day.

Go vegan.

That day can make a change.

‘These Animals Like Us, They Feel Pleasure and Pain, Separated From Their Families Just for Our Gain’

Many companies slap misleading labels touting compassion on the same types of cruelly sourced products that they’ve sold for decades. This is known as “humane washing,” a marketing ploy that makes consumers believe they’re making kind choices when they’re actually not. There is simply no kind way to steal animals’ flesh, eggs, or milk. Their bodies belong to them, not us.

Animals exploited for food in the U.S. today endure miserable lives on farms. Farmers sear off the sensitive beaks of chickens with a hot blade and cut off the testicles of male cows and pigs without any painkillers. The babies of mother cows are stolen from them soon after birth. Chickens, turkeys, and pigs used for food spend their brief lives in dark, severely crowded warehouses, many of them so cramped that the animals can’t even turn around or spread a single wing.

‘Going Vegan One Person Could Save Over 200,000 Gallons of Water a Year. That’s the Price of Your Change.’

The most significant part of our water footprint comes from what we eat—and eating our fellow animals uses massive amounts of water (approximately 36 to 74 trillion gallons per year in the U.S. alone).

To put it in perspective, it takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef—the equivalent of taking about 57 baths—but only 244 gallons to produce a pound of tofu.

‘Farming Animals Is Ruinin’ the Land. We Gotta Take Care of the Earth for All Our Children’

Animal agriculture takes up about 30% of the world’s entire land surface, and over 90% of all Amazon rainforest land cleared in the last 50 years is used for raising animals. In the U.S., we use 56 million acres of land to grow food for animals and only 4 million acres to grow food for humans.

‘Going Vegan Can Protect You From Diseases and Provide You With All the Nutrients You Needed’

Going vegan is also good for your health. There is no nutritional need for humans to consume animal flesh, eggs, or secretions. All our dietary needs—including as infants and children—can best be supplied with vegan food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics notes that eating plant-based foods reduces the risk of suffering from many chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

‘You Able to Change Your Fate by Changing What’s on Your Plate’

Eating vegan is one of the easiest and most effective things we can do to help protect animals and the environment. By going vegan, you can spare nearly 200 animals a year! Start changing the world:

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