Following years of rap beef accompanied by diss tracks and freestyles that sometimes brought the industry to a standstill, Kourtney Kardashian’s famous line “Kim there’s people dying” finally rings true in M.I and Vector’s circle of competition and contempt. Today, they put aside their grievances on Crown Of Clay and stand in solidarity against vices attacking humanity, wielding their own talents as weapons of destruction.
“What’s beef to a man from the west?” Vector asks in one of his attitude and aura defining punchlines. The dynamic duo answer this question in their ensuing verses with spite directed at the misgivings of African governments, moral limitations and racism among others and, power directed at their identities and strengths rooted in their African heritage. Producer Pheelz bridges their biting verses with a captivating chorus that will move listeners to beat their chests in pride.
Perhaps a result of the resilience in them, alluded to with lines like “odeshi dey for my black skin” or visions of what constitutes the greater good, Vector and M.I putting aside their beef to birth Crown Of Clay is a welcome development that will most definitely herald bodies of work in the same vein.