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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However, way before this global infiltration and westernized conflation of Africa's assortment of genres into one Afrobeats, Bizzle Osikoya was studying Music Business in England and plotting for a way to be a part of what he knew was inevitable. "I remember going to clubs in school and they would always play Jamaican music but rarely Nigerian songs. I knew we made good music here but I knew I couldn't sing. So I was motivated to come back, go behind the scenes, and see how we can make that crossover possible," he tells OkayAfrica.

More than a decade after making the intrepid decision to venture into A&R, helping artists find and develop their sound, Bizzle's creative genius has cascaded across different musical generations, from the piracy rife CD mix era with artists like Naeto C, Wande Coal and Dr. Sid to a streaming era populated with hits from Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Following the success of his latest project, Oxlade's Oxygene, we caught up with the A&R expert and co-founder of the Plug Management—a talent management company that has managed Davido, Peruzzi and DJ Obi—to talk about what it takes to break out as an artist, the fast-rising demand for Nigerian music, and how "alté" is not the same thing as alternative music.

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