Reco Cumberbatch or Mole, as he is famously known in Bashment Soca, is a familiar face on the local party scene. His songs such as Boom Flick, Do It Fuh Daddy,Wukless Brute can be heard blasting from the speakers of several fetes. Arguably, several have considered the former Ellerslie alumni’s lyrics vulgar and crude, but this ‘lyricist’ has become one of many artistes leading the bashment soca genre in Barbados. The 25-year-old recently took on a different side of bashment with his release of Bruk Down for Crop Over 2018. Nevertheless, with two more songs due to be released for the season, we’re looking forward to more from Mole!
9 things about ‘Mole’
• My favourite genre of music is dancehall and my favourite artiste is Vybz Kartel. Basically, what I produce is dancehall [fused with] soca.
• Bruk Down is a jab-jab. It’s a Lucian vibe produced by Dutty Tallics Records and written by me.
• I have three siblings. I’m the second oldest.
• The main events I’m looking forward to this Crop Over are Soca Royale and the International Bashment Soca Competition.
• Lil Rick is an artiste whose songs I look forward to.
• Lady Essence will forever be my first choice if I’m doing a collaboration.
• I have had the number one song in Barbados three years straight – Boom Flick, Do It Fuh Daddy and Ish.
• I grew up in Carrington Village, St Michael.
• I would like to experience all the carnivals worldwide.