A-Reece (born Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge; 27 March 1997 in Pretoria) is a young artist making waves in the South African music industry. South Africa is one of the countries in the African continent to produce talented artists in the industry.
The Pretoria-born artist is not a newbie in the entertainment industry, he joined in 2013. His unique style of rapping has gained him popularity and influence within and outside the country.
He boasts of almost a decade of experience in the industry after being active for 8 years now. A Reecee picked up an interest in music after he started writing music while in primary school.
|Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge
|27 March 1997 (age 24 years)
|Rapper, record producer, songwriter
|Phologo Jody Mataboge (a.k.a P-Jay)
He is a younger brother to Phologo Jody Mataboge (a.k.a p-Jay) who is also popular in the music industry. p-Jay gained popularity for being a part of a Hip-Hop duo, B3nchMarQ.
The career part chosen by A-Reece was greatly influenced by his brother. To follow the footsteps of his older brother, A-Reecee began to write in primary school.
A-Reece is dating Rickelle Jones. His girlfriend is a beautiful model. On his verified account on Instagram, he left a photo of him and his girlfriend in bed and captioned it;
” happy earth$trong to my partner in crime! you’re my in$piration.
In the 2016 South African Hip Hop Awards he took home the Lyricist Of The Year award. Still, at the South African Hip Hop Awards, he was nominated as Best Video for his work Couldn’t feat. Emtee.
His brother who is also doing music inspired him to do music. In August 2013, he went professional after releasing his debut mixtape Forever King. The hit received positive and motivating feedback from music lovers that were a force that pushed him to work on the second one.
In the next year, 2014, A-Reece dropped the second mixed tape Cassper Picture. The song became a hit and made waves in the country music scene.
The song gained him the exposure that he connected with big names in the music industry. Eventually, he met PH Raw, who created him with the opportunity to sign a recording contract with Raw X Productions.
At that time he was a teenager, and in October 2014 came another hit by the artist under the recording studio. The hit was titled Browniez EP. In the following year, 2015, A-Reece signed a recording contract with Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Under the label, he dropped the hit Couldn’t and he received positive feedback and made sales in return. In September 2016, he dropped another hit Cutaways EP. In the next month, he dropped his first album Paradise.
His Paradise Album made it to the top of the iTunes chart in a space of a day after its release. The success recorded was a breakthrough for the young artist.
The year 2018 saw his second album A-Reece from me to you & only you. The album housed popular hits that South African music listeners loved it. He then grew more famous. In October 2018, he dropped another EP And I’m only 21.