One of the most exciting rappers out, 19-year-old A-Reece released Paradise – his debut album – today. The album follows an EP called CUTaways, which was a collection of songs that didn’t make the album. The EP was a scorcher, raising the expectations for Paradise.
The new album is 18 tracks long, and has only a few features including Emtee, P-Jay and Amanda Black. Most of the tracks see A-Reece combining singing and rapping over mostly trap production, as expected from an Ambitiouz Ent release.
A-Reece released ‘Couldn’t’, his first track under Ambitiouz Ent, the label that’s arguably running South African hip-hop right about now, and is home to the likes of Emtee, Fifi Cooper, Sjava, Saudi, DJ Citi Lyts and Miss Pru DJ. ‘Couldn’t’ featured Emtee, and displayed the rapper’s impeccable rapping skills, but A-Reece wasn’t new to the game. He already had a solid EP under his belt, The Browniez EP, released under producer pH’s Raw X label in 2014.
Under Ambitiouz Ent, A-Reece has become a household name especially among teenage fans, and frequently gets compared to Nasty C, because they are around the same age (Nasty C is 20) and both solidifying their comeup.
Paradise includes the singles ‘Couldn’t’, ‘Mgani‘, ‘Zimbali‘ and ‘Sebenza‘ (ft. Amanda Black), and – by the standard of the work – should prove to be A-Reece’s breakout album. But, the game works in its own way, so only time will tell.
Stream Paradise on Apple Music and buy it on iTunes.