From the recording MWIRU
Prod by Michael Makembe, Chandresh
Written & Performed by 1key, Umusizi Tuyisenge, Clement Vibes
[Panegyric by Umusizi Tuyisenge]
Ngo ndi ingangare, indekwe y'abasore, mu nganzo ndi ikirura muhunge ndaryana,
Ni mwumve ibango ryanjye mucyure imitavu,
Ni jye condo ry'iricabagome, ruhangarantambara, umurangamira mironko, Rwamucyo mu ngeri, icyigwa mu ntore.
Muri ubu bwami nd'ingabe, ndi inyoga, ndi inyambo y'umutware,
Ni njye gati kazashibukaho agatobo kazatera ituze umutesi w'ibutware.
Ndi uwo ingabo zabonanye ibaba zinyimika ntarwanye.
Ababisha b'ibushi bantinya nk'inzara, barambona bagahunga, bahuruza imihana, nkegura icumu ryanjye, bambona ibitugu n'ibizigira bagapfa ntarafora.
Mu makuba u Rwanda rurandangamira, mu nkera igitaramo kimbona nk'umugaba, iyo ntarashoza ntawushobora kwishongora.
[Verse 1: 1Key]
July 94 I snuck into the promised land
Through the bush
Could've died in the jungle, didn't resist the Pull and push
97 I returned from a war zone, bullets raining into the Congo
07 I was surrounded by broken bones, mood boost was Bongo
Forged my name in silver, lining unveiling took a decade
Now I flow like a river, almost 40 but I hear em ask who that kid?
Long story short, I rap in the best smallest capital city in the world
I paved my way on the map, now kids follow the curves
[Chorus: Clement Vibes]
Gahugu ka mama weeeee
Jye ndakwikundira weeeee
[Verse 2: 1key]
Before I fell in love with my name, before I got in tune
When Baco was the only game, before I got good
Before I knew more than two could form one
I tried to be one of the conformed ones
Then middle life crisis hit
Even thought I was a pisces kid
Religion switching I was hoe-churching
Then I cut all ties, literally went soul-searching
Revisited the history of mine, fell in love
With every story, every gesture, every hug
Had to face each of my fears to free this mind
Took blood and tears to reach this height
[Chorus: Clement Vibes]
Gahugu ka mama
Jye ndakwikundira ma
[Verse 3: 1key]
Return of the bastard, unexpected son of a gun
My love is unmastered, heartbeat is sound of the drum
Sample my DNA on this black gum
Fuck the system, I'm about to cum
Names speak volumes, your whole body agree - Right?
Raised on high values, nyumbani ni green - Aight?
Push limits em like Rwabugiri, my country is a verb
I'm trynna embrace my gift, mess with the curse
And I've been lost on your curves, camped on on your breast, whispered some words
Njye ndagukwikundira do I even gotta say?
Ayiskweya Jye nanakwitangira, that's the way