After kicking off 2021 with a SoundCloud loosie ‘Strictly For My B’ and the hard hitting rap track ‘The 5 Year Plan’ featuring fellow 1000 Degreez member Wordz, both of which have quickly combined for nearly a million plays in two weeks, award-winning South African rap artist and producer A-REECE is going three-for-three with his infectious new hip-hop single titled ‘MORNING PEACE’. Along with dropping off his new soulful sing-along bop, the Mzansi rap star is also proud to announce the upcoming release of his long-awaited and highly anticipated mixtape Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory, which will be released on March 26 in partnership with Platoon. He recently spoke to Flaunt Magazine about the single and much more.
Accompanied by lush synths, glorious bass guitar arrangements and a thumping bassline, over which A-Reece highlights his effortless melodic rap flow, relatable songwriting, and penchant for creating captivating rap songs, while offering a completely different side to his artistry than the hard-hitting lyrical skills he shows on ‘The 5 Year Plan’, ‘Morning Peace’ sees A-Reece taking off that braggadocios exterior that most rap music hide behind, as he offers listeners a refreshingly honest and open perspective on how he approaches conflict in relationships, posing the question of whether or not you’d rather be caught up in a lovers quarrel with your significant other probably about nothing, and losing all that valuable time you could have with them.
Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Morning Peace’, A-Reece says, “‘Morning Peace’ is about how you have your ups and downs in a relationship, and how you can get into a heated argument with your partner at any random time of the day, and it could be in the morning, when you both just woke up, so I speak on how I would rather wake up to making love to my partner, than arguing about something irrelevant. I would rather wake up feeling blessed than depressed – that was basically the whole concept behind ‘Morning Peace’, and as soon as I conceptualised that, I knew that Jay Jody was the perfect person to put on this, because him and I always have conversations about this type of stuff”.
At just 19-years old, A-Reece became one of the youngest artists to win the hight coveted ‘Lyricist of the Year’ award at the South African Hip-Hop Awards, after garnering critical acclaim and chart success for his 2016 debut album Paradise, which also led to a ‘Best Rap Album’ nomination at the South Africa Music Awards, and three nominations at the Metro FM Awards in 2017. Since then, the Pretoria native has released three more albums, all to rave reviews, with his last full-length project Reece Effect amassing over 2 million streams on Spotify alone. His undeniable body of work over the past few years has also led to yet another award nomination at the upcoming 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards, which will lead perfectly into the release of his forthcoming highly anticipated fifth full-length record Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory.
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