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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Flame takes fans behind the scenes in his new documentary series.

From interviews to smoking sessions, performances, studio sessions and a visit to the hair salon, Flame gives fans a glimpse into his life and adventures.

The South African hip-hop artist and producer shared the first episode of an ongoing documentary series titled Welcome To My Life. The first episode, which he shared today, shows Flame and his affiliates—the likes of Ecco, Mellow and others—going about their business.

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uSanele Releases a New Project ‘uMvelase’ Featuring ASAP Shembe, Windows 2000, Manelisi and Others

Listen to uSanele's new project 'uMvelase.'

South African hip-hop artist uSanele's recently released project is titled uMvelase. "This project," says the artist, "is in honor of my father and family, abakwa Mthembu; all my siblings, extended family and my roots in the heart of KZN, kwaNongoma. It is a calling—if you will—a completion of my journey and all things coming full circle."

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In Conversation with Congolese NBA Player Emmanuel Mudiay: 'I want more African players in the NBA.'

The Utah Jazz player talks about being African in the NBA, supporting basketball in the DRC and how 'everybody knows about Burna Boy'.

Inspired by his basketball-playing older brothers, by second grade, Emmanuel Mudiay already knew that he wanted to play in the American National Basketball Association. Then in 2001 his family, fleeing the war in Democratic Republic of Congo, sought asylum in the United States.

In America, Mudiay saw basketball as a way for him to improve his situation. After impressive high school and college careers, he moved to China to play pro ball. Picked 7th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, the now 23-year-old guard has made a name for himself this season coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz.

Mudiay attests to the sport having changed not only his life but that of his siblings. Basketball gave them all a chance at a good education and the opportunity to dream without conditions. Now he wants to see other talented African players make it too.

We caught up with him to talk about his experience as an African player in the NBA, his hopes for basketball on the African continent and who he and his teammates jam out to in their locker rooms.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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University lecturer and activist Doctor Stella Nyanzi (L) reacts in court as she attends a trial to face charges for cyber-harassment and offensives communication, in Kampala, on April 10, 2017. (Photo by GAEL GRILHOT/AFP via Getty Images)

Jailed Ugandan Activist, Stella Nyanzi, Wins PEN Prize for Freedom of Expression

The outspoken activist, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a poem she wrote about the president's mother's vagina, won for her resistance "in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her."

Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan academic, activist, and vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded the 2020 Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression, given to writers who "continue to work for freedom of expression in the face of persecution."

Nyanzi is currently serving a 15 month sentence for "cyber harassment" after she published a poem in which she wrote that she wished "the acidic pus flooding Esiteri's (the president's mother) vaginal canal had burn up your unborn fetus. Burn you up as badly as you have corroded all morality and professionalism out of our public institutions in Uganda."

According to the director of PEN International, Carles Torner, her unfiltered outspokenness around the issues facing her country is what earned her the award. "For her, writing is a permanent form of resistance in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her," said Torner at the award ceremony.

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