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|Birth name||Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge|
|Also known as||the boy doing things, reece yung-king, baby boy|
|Born||27 March 1997|
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa 
Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge (born March 27, 1997) known professionally as A-Reece, is a South African rapper, songwriter and record producer born and raised in Pretoria, Gauteng. A-Reece signed with Ambitiouz Entertainment in 2015. After disputes with management, he left to become an independent artist . He rose to fame when he released his hit single, Couldn't (2015) featuring Emtee.
A-Reece released his debut studio album, Paradise (2016) which respectively produced the successful singles, Couldn't and Mgani. In 2017, A-Reece then released his second album From Me to You & Only You. As for 2019, he dropped a Soundtrack Reece Effect of which all 11 songs on the album were charted on iTunes top 20 and earned him millions of streams with hit records such as Last Resort, We know better, Safe Haven, Masquerade Party and Honest. He also released several EPs notably being Gwan Big Up Urself and And I'm Only 21.
During the early year of 2020, A-Reece announced that he will be working on his project, called Paradi$e 2, which that statement got hits of many likes and it was trending on Twitter where he posted it. People are looking forward to hear hits from his upcoming album. Also, he released a single called In His Image￼ this year January.The album will followed by an EP tittled "Sotho Man With Some Blanket"￼
Early life and career
Lehlogonolo Mataboge originates from Pretoria, a city in the Gauteng Province. He started writing music in Primary School following the footsteps of his older brother Phologo Jody Mataboge, known as P-Jay from the hip hop duo B3nchMarQ. He got his stage name "A-Reece" from his star sign Aries. In 2014 A-Reece released "Cassper's Picture" a song that is inspired by the life of South African rapper and producer Cassper Nyovest. PH Raw, a South African record producer recognized his talent and signed him to "Raw X Productions" imprint at the age of 16.
He released his debut mixtape titled Forever King on August 2013 and later on released his second project Browniez EP on October 31, 2014 under Mythron/Raw X Records.
In 2015 he was signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment and released his first single Couldn't under the label featuring Emtee. He released Cutaways EP on 29 September 2016 which consists of songs that didn't make the cut for his debut album Paradise. His debut album was later released on 21 October 2016 and topped the No.1 spot on iTunes just under 24 hours after its release. to celebrate the anniversary of his debut album he went on to release his second studio album From Me To You And Only You. A year later on 21 October 2018 he released an EP titled And I'm Only 21 Which is topping charts and was number 1 on iTunes on the day of its release. In 2018 A-Reece was one in the Top 3 most streamed South African Hip Hop artists.
Ambitiouz Entertainment controversy
Ambitiouz Entertainment went under much scrutiny after artists Fifi Cooper, B3nchMarQ, A-Reece and Flame left the label in a very public and ugly fight. Artist claimed that they decided to part ways with the record label because of financial disagreement, Fifi Cooper went on to say that she had been signed for over two years to the label yet had not received a single cent from her gigs as well as royalties. The record label also went on to remove all of A-Reece's music videos from their YouTube channel. His Facebook Page Was Also Deleted due to that.
|Album Title||Album Details|
|From Me to You And Only You||
|Reece Effect (with MashBeatz) ||
|Mixtape Title||Mixtape Details|
|EP Title||EP Details|
|Gwan Big Up Urself 2 (You Should Have Taken Me Seriously)||
|L3 (Long Lost Letters) (with Wordz & Ecco)||
|And I'm Only 21||
As lead artist
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions
(featuring Amanda Black)
|2017||"Feelings (featuring Flame)"||—||Gold||From Me to You And Only You|
|"Couldn't Have Said It Better, Pt. 1"||—||Gold||Non-album singles|
|"Meanwhile in Honeydew"||—||Gold|
(with Zoocci Coke Dope and Flame)
|"Better Luck Next Time"
(featuring Ecco and Wordz)
|"Gone Are the Days"||—|
|A Message From Reece||—|
|2020||In His Image [EXP 1]||—|
|Selfish [EXP 2]||—|
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Awards and nominations
|2016 South African Hip Hop Awards||Lyricist Of The Year||Himself||Won|
|Best Video||Couldn't (featuring Emtee)||Nominated|
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