Nigerian rap OGs and contemporaries, Vector and MI Abaga have decided to call deuces to their rivalry and collaborate on a blueprint that will define the face of African Hip-Hop for years to come. The duo wants Africans to resurrect their minds, and the song was recorded after Vector shared the inspiration with MI Abaga. The rappers decided to jump on it and Crown of Clay was born. The production (by Pheelz) is characterised by a melodious choral section and Mike Dean-Esque bleating bass riffs as well as authoritative African drums that get supported by elements of African percussion.
Vector delivers quotable commentary in English and Yoruba on the commotion that is the audio-based social media platform, Clubhouse amongst other things. Both rappers launched onto the scene more than 10 years ago, and this collaboration is perfectly timed. Their single Crown of Clay is not only a hit but a social media phenomenon with Vector starting the #MouldYourClay challenge. This is a health and fitness motivation challenge to get fans to exercise while jamming to Crown of Clay.
Not only have they joined forces to deliver a banger in Crown of Clay, but the rappers collaborated on a landmark Hennessy Artistry in Nigeria last year and headlined the monumental three-part series tagged, The Conversation. With them over their beef and making music we can’t wait to see what else they’ve got up their sleeves.
Crown of Clay was released under Vector’s GRAP Entertainment Limited/ SoundCore. Stream the song on all digital music platforms.