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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.

Read: The Mysterious Road to A-Reece's 'Paradise II'

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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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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