It’s his sixth and it reveals the most about him.
“I’m at a point where I make music that has deeper meaning,” said Reason, speaking about his new album Azania.
After many years in the business, Reason has been through all the eras of hip hop.
He said the latest album takes into account everything he has learnt over the years, including all the styles that have come and gone.
He chooses producers he works with carefully, and on this album Muzi Beats is responsible for the sound.
Reason, whose real name is Sizwe Moeketsi, said he learnt from legends such as the late ProKid and HHP.
“If you look at the South African hip hop landscape, there are different age groups and experiences in this thing called life.”
When he was younger he made music for youth.
“I was making a lot of club songs. I went through my phase of being flashy. But at 30, there was a bit of a turnaround,” he said.
“As musicians, we often talk about flashy cars, girls, chains and the high life. I thought there was a more in-depth story to write about.”
He said while working on the album, he experienced a storm and wrote music about it.
“And in the middle of it all, I was able to thank God for the life I live,” he said.
“Azania is the hidden truth, the name of the country before it was called South Africa.”
He said the album is about who we really are as a nation.”
Reason has a single out, titled Nkosi Yami.
He told SunBuzz he won’t be releasing another
album anytime soon.
Not until Azania turns gold or platinum.