A-Reece. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

A-Reece Addresses Flame’s Departure From The Wrecking Crew in His New Song ‘Carele$$’

Looks like A-Reece and Flame clashed over a woman.

A-Reece dropped a new song this morning. Titled "Carele$$," the song features The Wrecking Crew Member Wordz. Well, rather what's left of the crew. The Pretoria-based collective recently shed a few members, one of them being Flame.

Fans have been speculating on what exactly happened to TWC, but nothing had been confirmed thus far. On "Carele$$," however, Reece lays it bare that the reason Flame left the crew was a woman.


He raps:

"What more can I say?/ What you expect to hear when niggas ask me about Flame?/ What makes you think I wanted it to happen this way?/ I was there before the money, she would never say the same/ How could you stick around and let her have her own way?/ She even go as far as throwing dirt on my name/ How you let her come between us and the records that we made?/Shit is crazy, but I just figured you acting your age."

"Carele$$" is short, and only consists of one verse from Reece, and its sole purpose is to clear the air.

Read: The 10 Best Albums & EPs by The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew is one of the most prominent crews in South African hip-hop at the moment. In just a few years, they have put out more than 10 potent albums and EPs across its original members—A-Reece, Wordz, Ecco, B3nchMarQ, Flame, MashBeatz, 1000 Degreez, Tyga Bankz, Mellow and Ex Global.

According to the crew's Twitter bio, its members currently are A-Reece, Wordz, Ex Global, MashBeatZ, Tyga BankZ and 1000 Degreez. It's not clear if Ecco is still part of the crew—his name doesn't appear, but he's always been a member of 1000 Degreez.

Listen to the song below, and revisit A-Reece's latest project Reece Effect here.

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In Conversation: Mafikizolo Speaks on a Legacy of Creating Unforgettable African Anthems

The South African duo talks about their big break, their smash hits, and what the next decade looks like.

Mafikizolo is the iconic South African duo comprising Nhlanhla Ncize and Theo Kgosinkwe. After bursting onto the scene back in the late 90s under the tutelage of veteran artist and record producer Oskido, the Afro-pop duo has given South Africans (and Africans) unforgettable anthems over the past two decades. It's indisputable that their wildly successful 2003 hit "Emlanjeni" set the standard for African love songs while their 2007 hit "Ndihamba Nawe" has become a staple at almost every wedding celebration across the continent.

With nine studio albums under their belt, and another album set to be released next year, the duo continues to produce hit records with an ever-evolving sound. For them, it's about creating a lasting musical legacy that will remain relevant and endearing long after they've left the music scene. Their collaborations with equally incredible artists including Tresor, DJ Maphorisa and Davido (to name but a few), are a testament to that legacy.

However, the duo admits that it wasn't an easy journey. It took three albums for them to start becoming a household name in South Africa and even that was almost cut short after they were involved in a horrific road accident in the early 2000s.

Following a string of awards, like the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), to name a few, Mafikizolo have their sights set on even bigger musical feats for the coming decade. We sat down with them at Universal Studios to talk about their careers first as individual artists and hen as a duo, their musical journey thus far and what they still have in store for their fans.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Drawing you in with its resonant bass line and alluring vocals, EP opener "Skin," is a major head-bopper. Merry-Lynn pours her heart out over the rippling guitar chords singing "When you gonna call me baby?/ Or don't you think about me lately?" Before you know it you're midway through the sultry and euphoric cut, "Temptation," and fully locked-in to this musical experience.

In "Boy Tears" the young singer, who was born in 1997, graces us with vivid lyricism and audacious delivery as she rhymes "too" and "fooled," enriching each line with subtle nuance. She also enlists Nigerian hitmaker King Perryy on the melancholic heartbreak tune "911"—a remixed version of the original track that was released earlier in the year

Merry-Lynn's decision to work exclusively with Nigerian producer Veen on the project seemingly enabled her to truly experiment and find the distinctive sound that sets her apart from the crowd. Emotionally rich and enlightened, this tape is a smooth sonic ride for any lover of good music. There's no doubt that, with Petrichor, Merry-Lynn has delivered a reliably-solid debut.

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Tiwa Savage Drops Two New Songs 'Owo Mi Da' & 'Attention'

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Tiwa Savage has returned with not-one-but-two new singles, "Owo Mi Da" and "Attention."

While the tracks were originally slated to drop tomorrow, Wednesday, the Nigerian superstar rushed released them due to leaks. "You guys couldn't wait na so my songs don leak o .... FUCK IT OUT NOW," Tiwa wrote on her social pages.

The addictive and upbeat "Owo Mi Da" was co-written by fellow Nigerian hitmaker Olamide and produced by Pheelz.

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