“Crown of Clay”, is purely historic, it journeys on West African and black people’s experiences. However, Nigerian Hip-hop seems to be outgrowing her skirts where mainstream rappers create diss tracks, share blunt notions of their supremacy and kingship amongst culture enthusiasts and her few core listeners.
Hip-hop culture is near fall in Nigeria and it would take a strong sense of realization and a kind of refocus to make it rise again to some extent, beef tracks that might lead to separation aren’t worth more than when two great lyricists make songs and settle for greatness as they set up the release of their joint EP – “Crown of Clay”.
Crown of Clay’s creators (Vector & MI Abaga) have shown maturity and a noble example for rappers nevertheless, from releasing diss tracks that didn’t suit them well publicly, now, they’ve settled and have worked a joint EP that could be one of the reasons to strongly hope and rely on rap/hip-hop culture in Nigeria.
Probably, this mechanism could bring more listeners closer and enlarge its coast.
The diss tracks might have ended to make the reunion and for the entire rap cultural existence in Nigeria, this union could make it bloom to create more listeners from West Africa, and have hinges that tell her own stories broadly.
Whereas the culture (hip-hop) is fighting to exist amidst West African contemporary pop influences, and few acts are up creating at its high taste.
These two kings, broadly cling onto its raw motion spectrum (hip-hop sonic) made by Pheelz for this song, they jumped in on it, and made strong cultural taste out, off it.
Hip-hop, have shown sign to outlive diss and beef from its core creators that don’t truly complement other sonic influences like Alte’ vibe and more of such in there sound.
“Crown of Clay”, is aware of the global cultural dominion (Afro-beats) and it gives an avenue to its core cultural lovers to feel reunion of the real nature of the culture, it gives them a time to enjoy every part duly: the lyricism, the flows, the storytelling, and notable rhymes that it comes with.
Notwithstanding it has something with our past lives, as it stories our black people and what they’ve left behind; this could really be something strong that would savor hip-hop culture and make it hopeful at a center to grow more lively and become more fascinating.
“Crown of Clay”, is a song featured in an incoming extended play from Nigeria’s most respected and functioning strong hop masters, Vector and MI Abaga; and to me, this could be another chance that means hope for rap, cultural existence.
It might have come from their both shared differences but now could bring culture closer and this could be a time to experience the richness of Nigerian hip-hop from its 2 core kings. “Crown of Clay”, is the beginning of more. Shout out to M.I and Vec!