After much anticipation, A-Reece and older brother Jay Jody sparred over 11 tracks on their first-ever joint project Heaven Can Wait: Volume 1.
Top picks from ‘Heaven Can Wait’
The Pretoria duo kept the torch burning for the city that’s held it down for South African Hip-Hop in 2021. Keeping to the pace of releases from hometown peers 25K, Thato Saul and Priddy Ugly, Heaven Can Wait is a lyrical relay that sees two blood brothers trade blows over eloquently composed IceMan Beats.
After a few listens to the album, A-Reece is clearly operating on his own time, and swerving past the ills of an industry fuelled by clout at his own pace. On the first volume of what promises to be a series, Jay holds his place in the sibling hierarchy, allowing little bro to take centerstage while he appears when needed to offer wisdom as an artist who has seen and been through the highs and lows of a cutthroat music business as one half of BenchMarQ.
Here are our top picks from Heaven Can Wait:
- Tuff Luck
- Out of Reach
- The Confrontation
Stream A-Reece, Jay Jody new album
Reece and Jay’s new album dropped on every digital streaming platform on Friday. Heaven Can Wait can also be streamed below:
Here are some of the best reactions we picked out from fans who have heard the album:
he said his records don't come with a dance challenge, but the flow doing the tango— ♕︎ (@iam_katlehom) December 9, 2021
I hear you A-Reece.
I'm happy that A-REECE finally said it. All of these former crew members are getting booked because once upon a time, an artist by the name of A-REECE put them onto his fans. ALL of them. One by One. #HCW— HEARTLESS $LIME 💔 (@bohlale_matabog) December 9, 2021
“black on black crime like we colourblind / devil working overtime” – A-Reece 😭😭😭🙇🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/09o7B7OmDg— . (@sbakiiie) December 9, 2021
yall talkin about that A-Reece verse on thE confrontatioN, I'm still repeating that Jody verse man 🔥🔥#HWC— Did PARADI$E 2 DROP TODAY? (@iamandlenkosi) December 9, 2021