Paradise (A-Reece album)

Paradise is the debut studio album by South African hip-hop artist A-Reece. It was released by Ambitiouz Entertainment on 21 October 2016. It features guest appearances from Emtee, P-Jay (member of hip hop duo B3nchMarQ and A-Reece's older brother) and Amanda Black.[2] Paradise topped the iTunes chart under 24 hours of release.[3]

Paradise
Paradise Album Art
Studio album by
Released21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Recorded2015-16
GenreHip hop
Length72:25
LabelAmbitiouz Entertainment
Producer
  • Tweezy
  • MashBeatz
  • Christer
  • WiziBeatz
  • Ruff
  • RonEpidemic
  • Troubiga
  • XLR
A-Reece chronology
Cutaways EP[1]
(2016)
Paradise
(2016)
From Me to You And Only You
(2017)
Singles from Paradise
  1. "Couldn't"
    Released: 18 December 2015
  2. "Mgani"
    Released: 3 June 2016
  3. "Zimbali"
    Released: 13 September 2016
  4. "Sebenza"
    Released: 23 September 2016
  5. "Paradise"
    Released: 2 December 2016

SinglesEdit

The album's first single, "Couldn't" which features rapper Emtee, was released on 18 December 2015. The second single, "Mgani" (correctly spelt as "Mngani") which means friend in the Zulu language was released on 3 June 2016. The album's third single "Zimbali" was released on 13 September 2016. The fourth single "Sebenza", meaning "Work" in Zulu was released on 23 September 2016 accompanied by its music video, it features singer Amanda Black.[4][5][6]

Content removalEdit

After departing from Ambitiouz Entertainment, the former label removed all of A-Reece's music videos from their YouTube channel.[7] Millions of views were removed.

Track listingEdit

Credits were adapted from the album's liner notes,

Paradise
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Paradise"Tweezy4:49
2."Kena"
MashBeatz3:40
3."Make Up Your Mind"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi
MashBeatz4:02
4."Couldn't" (featuring Emtee)
WiziBeatz4:19
5."Uber"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Phologo Judah Solomon Mataboge
  • Tebelelo Kgele Mathiba
XLR3:32
6."This Is My Bitch"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi
MashBeatz3:47
7."Hamba Nami"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Mfanafuthi Nkosi
Ruff3:50
8."Ama Hater"
Tweezy4:11
9."Run Around Jozi"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Lesego Kyle Mnyandu
Flame3:41
10."Mgani"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Ronald Baloyi
Ron Epidemic4:06
11."What U in 4"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Mnqobi Nxumalo
Lunatik6:01
12."Family" (featuring P-Jay and Amanda Black)
Ruff5:21
13."Sebenza" (featuring Amanda Black)
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Amanda Antony
  • Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi
MashBeatz3:35
14."Zimbali"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi
MashBeatz4:39
15."Boom"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi
MashBeatz4:05
16."Not Anymore"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Christer Kobedi
  • Ronald Baloyi
  • Christer
  • Ron Epidemic
3:41
17."Let Em' Know"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Christer Kobedi
Christer3:47
18."You Welcome (Outro)"
  • Lehlogonolo Mataboge
  • Lesego Kyle Mnyandu
Flame3:13
Total length:72:25
Notes
  • "Paradise", "Zimbali" and "Let Em' Know" contain uncredited vocals from Amanda Black
  • "Ama Hater" contains uncredited vocals from Sjava
  • "Boom" contains additional vocals from P-Jay

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
South Africa 21 October 2016 Ambitiouz Entertainment

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cutaways - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ "A-REECE reveals Tracklist & Album Cover for debut album 'Paradise'". YoMzansi. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "A-Reece's Album Goes Straight To Number ONE On iTunes In Under 24 hours Of Release". ZAtrends. Tebo Pablo. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. ^ "A-reece drops new single "Mgani"". Mytvnews. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ "NEW RELEASE: A-REECE – ZIMBALI". sahiphopmag. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "[Video:] A-Reece - "Sebenza" feat. Amanda Black". hiphophub. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ "A-Reece Hits Back At Ambitiouz For Removing His Videos From YouTube". Youth Village. Retrieved 8 May 2018.

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