Hollice Mapp releases “We Want Justice,” a rally cry for black lives on his birthday.
Gouyave, Grenada – June 4th, 2020. Grenadian recording and performing artist Hollice Mapp known professionally as Mr Killa, releases “We Want Justice” on his birthday as a rally cry for black lives. “While I am grateful to live to see another year, many of my brothers and sisters have been robbed of their God given right to breathe, to live to see another day and to just be human.” The powerful anthem, finds Mapp, the first non-Trinidadian to win the Soca Monarch ttile (2019) purposefully riding a trap-beat as gesture of solidarity with African-Americans who are currently at the epicenter of the police brutality crisis. “Their struggle is our struggle and I want them to know that we are with them” says Mapp who splits his time between his residences in Grenada and New York.
Written and recorded at Rebel 1 Studios, the state-of-the-art multimedia complex Mapp built in his hometown of Gouyave, Grenada the powerful and haunting track finds Mapp tackling the complex issue of systematic racial oppression while exploring possible solutions. Familiar rally cries associated with the Black Lives Matter movement can be heard throughout the song including “I Can’t Breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace.” George Floyd is among the many names Mapp calls in a touching tribute to the victims of police brutality.
Mapp an active philanthropist and founder of the not-for-profit organization, the Hollice Mapp Foundation pledges to donate proceeds from “We Want Justice” to the Black Lives Matter Movement. “We Want Justice” is available at www.mrkilla.com/wwj
MR KILLA releases his latest track the energetic double-entendre laden “Screwdriver (aka Mr Fix It)” after teasing fans with the song and dance-moves during recent performances worldwide. The infectious power soca fusion rhythm produced by St Lucia’s Ransom, who also produced “Oil It Up” will cause you to move without even being conscious of it. “Screwdriver (aka Mr Fix It)” imagines Mr Killa as the girl’s mechanic, fixing their engines after performing diagnostics on them; employing a wide range of tools including pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers and hammers to get the job done. “Screwdriver (aka Mr Fix It)” is available now on all platforms and the music video featuring choreography by King Kayak (Janet Jackson, Ne-Yo, Farruko.) will be released in November.