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Listen To ‘THE 5 YEAR PLAN’, A New Song From A-Reece’s Upcoming Project ‘Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory: The Mixtape’

A-Reece shares 'THE 5 YEAR PLAN' from upcoming project 'Today's Tragedy, Tomorrow's Memory: The Mixtape'.

A-Reece and fellow 1000 Degreez and Rubber Band Gang member Wordz reconnect on "THE 5 YEAR PLAN". Their interpretation of the open-ended flamenco string-laden instrumental is a catchy hook ("I'm 'bout to break the bank"), lofty bars ("She saw my drip, she thought I was filling the tank", Wordz raps) and high energy (Reece's adlibs are a whole mood).

"THE 5 YEAR PLAN" adds to a growing series of collaborations between A-Reece and Wordz. Both rappers come from 1000 Degreez, a supergroup from Pretoria that was active in the mid-2010s and played the role of launching the careers of both rappers and their acolytes.



A-Reece, who's the most visible of the crew's members, is releasing a new project in March. From the title, it's safe to say the "mixtape" isn't the highly anticipated follow-up to his last album From Me To You and Only You (2017).

Today's Tragedy, Tomorrow's Memory: The Mixtape is heavy on guest features. Out of its 13 songs, only five songs are free of guests. Appearing on the rest of the album are the likes of Jay Jody, Ayanda Jiya, Stogie T and BELO SALO.

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The song "RESIDUAL SELF-IMAGE", which was released in August last year as "Re$idual $Elf Image", made the project while a majority of his songs released in the last two years aren't on the project—songs such the "EXP" series and the recently released "STRICTLY 4 MY B*TCH".

Today's Tragedy, Tomorrow's Memory: The Mixtape is out on March 26.

Stream "THE 5 YEAR PLAN" by A-Reece and Wordz on Apple Music and Spotify, and pre-save/pre-add Today's Tragedy, Tomorrow's Memory: The Mixtape.



A-Reece "Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory: The Mixtape" Tracklist

  • 1.MARK 15: 35
  • 2.HIBACHI
  • 3.THE 5 YEAR PLAN (featuring Wordz)
  • 4.THE SAME THING (featuring Jay Jody)
  • 5.NIGHTMARE ON BRYANSTON DR (featuring BELO SALO)[Freestyle]
  • 6.DICHOTOMY
  • 7.NNO MAN'S LAND featuring Wordz)
  • 8.JIMMY'S INTERLUDE (featuring Ayanda Jiya)
  • 9.RESIDUAL SELF-IMAGE (featuring Ayanda Jiya)
  • 10.MORNING PEACE (featuring Jay Jody)
  • 11.BRAVO (featuring Stogie T and BELO SALO)
  • 12.OVER ME
  • 13.DOTTED LINEZ

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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