|Real Name||Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge|
|Occupation||Rapper, Singer and Songwriter|
|Date of Birth||27 March 1997 (23 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth||Pretoria, Guateng, South Africa|
Born 27 March 1997, Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge popularly known by his stage name A-reece, is a prolific South African Rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His genre of music is Hip-hop which he performs both in English and his local dialect. He is popularly known for his hit single “Couldn’t” teaming up with Emtee. He was originally signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment where he later left and became solo under the record label RubberBandGang . A-reece has performed on stage with top South African and international artiste. He is known has one of the best Hip-hop artistes in South Africa.
FAMILY AND BEGINNING
A-reece is originally from Pretoria, Gauteng in South Africa. Although information about his parents are not really out there but the artiste has two brothers, which he drew his music inspirations from. A-reece started writing music from his early primary school days following in the footsteps of his older brother Phologo Jody Mataboge, also known as P-Jay from the hip hop duo B3nchMarQ. He later developed on this and decided to go fully into it in High school. He got his stage name from his star sign Aries.
A-reece attended his primary and high school education in Guateng, South Africa. Being a lover of music , he was an average student, who focused more on his music writing than his books. After a while he decided to follow his passion for music.
A-reece shot into the music lime lite after the release of his hit song “Couldn’t” featuring ex label mate Emtee. Although music for him started at an early age, after getting passionate from seeing his brother Pjay do music. Over time he was able to perfect his art and he caught the eyes of Ambitiouz Entertainment which signed him on a hip-hop artiste.
After releasing couldn’t, he has gone on to release other hit songs like the “Cassper’s Picture” single he released in 2014, that was all about the lifestyle of the rapper, Cassper Nyovest. He was first signed to “Raw X Productions” imprint at the young age of 16. Under the Ambtiouz Entertainment records, he was able to release topnotch albums, EP’s and Mixtapes, until he had to leave because of some controversies connected to his relationship with the record label and had to go solo under the RubberBand Gang label.
Emtee has since his debut released albums, soundtracks, mixtapes and Extended Plays (EP)
This was his first studio project that was released officially on the 21st
of October 2016 under the Ambitiouz Entertainment label. The album had
notable songs like couldn’t featuring Emtee, Mgani and Zimbali.
From Me To You And Only You (2017)
This is song studio album that was released officially on the 21st of October 2017 under the Wrecking Crew record label. This album received massive welcome from his fans
Reece Effect (with MashBeatz) (2019)
The project was released on the 1st of April 2019 under the Rubberband Gang. The project received major acceptance from his fans. He did this soundtrack with the collaborations of Mash Beatz.
Forever King (2013)
This studio project was released in August 2013 and was a self released mixtape from him. The mixtape became one of the most played mixtapes in South Africa.
Extended Play (EP)
Browniez EP (2014)
The project was officially released on the 31st of October 2014 under Mythron | Raw X Records.
2. Cutaways EP (2016)
This project was released on 29th September 2016, under Ambitouz Entertainment.
3. Gwan Big Up Urself 2 (You Should Have Taken Me Seriously)(2018)
4. L3 (Long Lost Letters) (with Wordz & Ecco) (2018)
5. I am Only 21 (2018)
A-reece has released over 50 songs and 2 albums with Soundtracks, mixtape and EPs over the last 7 years, here are some his best songs ranked by the number of streams and views all across music and videos platforms.
1. A-reece – Couldn’t
2. A-reece – Zimbali
3. A Reece Sebenza Ft Amanda Black
4. A-Reece feat.1000 Degreez – A Real Nigga Tale
5. A-reece – Ama Hater
6. A-Reece – Amber Rose
7. A-Reece – Meanwhile in Honeydew
8. A-Reece – On My Own
9. A-Reece – Feelings
10. A-Reece – TouchÉ
A-REECE’S PERFORMANCE AND PRESENCE
A-reece has performed at major shows both locally and internationally. He once performed at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) and he headlined many festivals in South Africa. He has also had appearances on major TV like the SABC and Channel O. A-reece has performed on major stages with top local and international artistes like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest, Mafikizolo, Davido, Yemi Alade e.t.c.
A-reece as at the time of this write up is single. Although he had been romantically linked with female celebrity, Natasha Thahane, the rumors were sparked by the music videos they were in together. He also wrote a song about missing his shot with her, which sounded a bit one sided. Natasha later came out to put the rumors to rest, saying he was just a friend and she was reluctant in kissing him. A-reece since the rumors has not been linked with any other female artist.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
A-reece since his debut has received numerous nominations for his works. He has also gotten himself awards like the best lyricist from the South African Hip hop awards in 2016, for his single Himself. Later he go nominations for Best Video for Couldn’t featuring Emtee.
A-REECE’S NET WORTH
A-reece’s Net worth is estimated to be $3 Million. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, Money made from his Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by him, the artiste is doing well for himself financially and is one of the top artistes in South Africa to reckon with.
A-REECE SONGS DOWNLOAD, STREAM, BUY AND WATCH
A-reece’s songs from his albums, mixtape, Soundtrack and Extended Plays (EP) are available on all major platforms.
A-reece is one of the top artistes in South Africa Hip-hop artistes who came to the music scene fully equipped. He has made that obvious with the hit songs he has been dishing out since his debut.
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