A-Reece and L.A. rapper Joey Fatts release their first collaborative single ahead of their upcoming mixtape.
South African emcee A-Reece is teaming up with L.A. counterpart Joey Fatts for a collaborative project. The two emcees announced the project in April and have since whet fans' appetites with a new song.
"Where You At" is a soulful banger that is built on a deep bassline and an assortment of strings, keys and pads. Producer Nickdow aligns the song's several layers so perfectly he leaves plenty of space which A-Reece and Joey Fatts fill with heartfelt raps.
A-Reece is in top form—he slices through his verse with self-assured delivery as he shares aphorisms such as "Some niggas take lead, I chose takin' the lead" and baleful assertions such as "International underground kings, niggas like me took the harder route", "You treat the game like it's your mama house/ Since every rapper is the goat, I treat the game like it's a slaughterhouse".
Collaborating with an emerging rapper from LA is an on-brand A-Reece move. The rapper doesn't move differently, he moves mysteriously. He keeps his cards close to his chest—he hasn't said much about the project or his choice to collaborate with Joey Fatts. One thing is for sure, though, the mixtape will be worthwhile.
The collaboration comes after Today's Tragedy, Tomorrow's Memory, a mixtape he released to keep fans entertained while he works on his long-awaited album Paradise II. And it's one of the best SA hip-hop releases of 2021 so far.