The release of his new single, Azania, featuring Swizz Beatz & Sibongile Khumalo, may have sent his fans into a frenzy, but Reason has more under his sleeve.
Reason (born Sizwe Moeketsi) enraptured the nation on Freedom Day, when he releasing his much anticipated single, Azania, produced by Swizz Beatz and featuring the legendary Sibongile Khumalo.
Many commended the single for shedding light on the current social problems, like drug addiction and unemployment amongst youth.
Martha tweeted: @Martha_KingM2: “When I listened to @ReasonHD ‘s first verse on #Azania I got goosebumps… I couldn’t bring myself to even finish it cos it’s too real. I’m proud to say to all those who thought Reason has fallen: LE MAKAAAA!!!! Thanks dude!!”
Reason has surely come a long way since he dropped his uber-successful album, Audio3D, featuring the anthem, Do it Like I Can. While his skills as an emcee have never been questioned, he has sometimes been overlooked as a rapper in the hyper-competitive hip hop scene, which has become more about numbers than bars.
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While he may have dabbled with different sounds on his albums ReasonHD and Love Girls, Reason shares that he has been trying to give more of himself with every album.
He raps On Azania: “Let me remind you who I am doing this for/ Pimpin’ the system for a greater cause/ Taking all the knowledge I am learning and righting all my wrongs/ I guess I steal from the rich and I give it to the poor/ I’ve never been that successful at selling other people’s songs cause I was too busy stressing about me falling off/ I guess you forget you’re the best as soon as the game is lost/ I thank the lord I recovered that little memory loss ………
The rapper says he remains creative even during some of the most tumultuous moments in his life, which include his recent divorce from his wife of seven years.
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