A-Reece and Jay Jody, collectively known as Blue Tape, link up again. This time they bring fans a new body of work titled “Heaven Can Wait: The Narrow Door Vol. 1” album, which you can stream here on UbeToo.
It’s been an interesting collaborative journey for the two, so we’re not surprised that, after treating fans with a couple of singles, they should share an album. This project gives fans a deeper depth of their musical synergy.
The project follows “Morning Peace,” “Tuff Luck,” and “ridiculouS.” Of these songs, only two managed to make it to the album. But that’s by the way.
“Heaven Can Wait: The Narrow Door Vol. 1” is a 10-track project that featured the likes of Malusi Masia, Ayanda Jiya, and Saul Madiope.
The guests aren’t many. But then there’s nothing to quarrel about A-Reece and Jay Jody’s decision not to field many people in the project. It probably gained from that. The songs are tight, assured, and splendidly delivered.
And while the notes might read rap, just about any lover of good music will appreciate what these friends have created – a compilation to vibe with and share too. Go ahead and begin an interesting musical journey with the “Door.”
heaveN caN waiT: thE narroW dooR, vol. 1
A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE
- Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
- Release Date: 2021-12-10
- Explicitness: explicit
- Country: ZAF
- Track Count: 11
heaveN caN waiT: thE narroW dooR, vol. 1 Editor’s Note
Pretoria-born rappers and blood brothers A-Reece and Jay Jody deliver an album that’s equal parts braggadocio and vulnerability. On songs like “bilL russelL” and “tufF lucK”, they make it known that they have no competition; Jay Jody raps, “I’m still top tier, meaning I’m stuck up/We run the city, now we’re aiming for the World Cup” on the latter.
On “blvcK kidZ”, they rap and croon poignantly about the hurdles one faces growing up in the hood: “Stay strong, they won’t break us/Black kids with black cards and bank statements/T-shirts with black faces/These days you die young and stay famous,” raps A-Reece. But it’s on album closer “thE confrontatioN” where both MCs bear their souls, rapping about the game’s shady ways. However, they emerge victorious, noting that outside validation “don’t mean shit”.
Produced by IceMan Beats and A-Reece, heaveN caN waiT: thE narroW dooR, vol. 1 recalls ’90s boom-bap but with the lush pads of modern day hip-hop, a perfect backdrop for the two MCs to narrate their story in this boastful family affair.
|1||thE whitE lighT (feat. ThandoNje)||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||5:41|
|2||drivE sloW||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:46|
|3||tufF lucK||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:40|
|4||blvcK kidZ||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:18|
|5||bilL russelL (feat. Malusi Masia & Saul Madiope)||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:21|
|6||ouT oF reacH||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:50|
|7||morE thaN a nighT (feat. Ayanda Jiya)||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:03|
|8||automatiC||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:22|
|9||ridiculouS||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||3:08|
|10||indooR interludE (feat. Saul Madiope)||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||4:00|
|11||thE confrontatioN||A-Reece, Jay Jody & BLUE TAPE||4:41|