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A-Reece. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

A-Reece Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Doing Interviews

"The questions people got for me, if I answer them, then a n*gga gotta get paid," says A-Reece.

If you are familiar with the goings on of South African hip-hop, then you know very well that A-Reece is hard to reach, and hardly ever does interviews.

The website Slikour On Life has been vocal about Reece not answering his phone when they reached out. Almost every hip-hop journalist and publication (including this one) has a story to tell about reaching out to A-Reece for an interview and never getting anywhere near the popular and talented Pretoria MC. The last interview A-Reece did was with The Plug in July when he graced the publication's cover.

Slikour recently put the man on the spot when he bumped into him at the Castle Light Unlocks event about two weeks ago. Slikour shared a rumor with Reece that the reason the rapper's been avoiding an interview with him for his website is because Reece doesn't like being asked mundane and personal questions.

The MC confirmed the rumor, saying:

"I don't want none of that no more, it gotta be curated. It gotta sound like a storyline, it gotta be well planned. It gotta be well thought-out, it gotta have substance. 'Cause, man, these days, I could tell you right now, the questions people got for me, if I answer them, then a nigga gotta get paid. Because if I tell the story that I got right now, a lot of motherfuckers gon' get paid. You gon' get paid if I tell you what's poppin'?"

Asked by Slikour if he's scared to tell "the story," Reece retorted: "I ain't scared to tell the story, I wanna tell it for my own expedition, I wanna tell it when I wanna tell it. And right now, I feel like it ain't the time, 'cause nobody will understand."

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

"The story" is, of course, the 411 on what exactly has been happening with the collective Reece is part of, The Wrecking Crew. For the past few months, the rumor was that the crew was disbanding. The latest development was that two of the crew's members Flame and Ecco left. This was confirmed when The Wrecking Crew Twitter account removed the artists' names from the member listings on their bio.

Last week, A-Reece released the song "Carele$," in which he told fans that his dispute with Flame was over a woman. More about that here.

The MC told Slikour that he's only open to discussing music. "We can talk all day about my music, I'm down for that topic," he said.

Watch the full interview below, and stream Reece's latest project Reece Effect underneath.

Slikour Pulls Up On A-Reece At Castle Lite Unlocks

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."

Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.

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