“This song is a celebratory apology – an anthem for the beauty and growth in struggle that we often miss, due to life’s painful experiences and our selfishness. It’s about nurture and neglect in relationships. We look up and before we know it, someone has grown up in spite of and often due to our lack of attention. Isolated and left alone, they have somehow found strength in themselves, their surroundings, the universe and their Creator,” Cedric said in a press statement.
Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has recorded a song with the former General Manger of the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, Cedric Muhammed,
Khaligraph was recognised for negotiating Wutang’s tour with Rage Against the Machine in 1997, and the endorsement deal with Pepsi Co.
Through a press statement, Cedrick described the track saying:
The African Violet is one of the most sensitive and delicate plants on Earth. You have to water it and raise it with careful attention to light. The plant is native to Tanzania and Kenya, where civilisation arose, the symbolism and substance of the African Violet is endless. It is a metaphor for how survival, competition and love can create and destroy.
This collabo came about after Cedric, who has been monitoring Khaligraph’s accent in the Kenyan hiphop scene, saw his “potential” and “chose him as the perfect MC to jump on this song”.
The Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.