South African award-winning DJ Black Coffee in a recent interview with Metro FM talks about Usher refusing him a collaboration.
The producer, DJ says the collaboration with Usher failed to materialize because Usher felt the music he shared with him isn’t “African” enough.
Coffee explains the event as it went down in New York.
“While I was in New York, I met up with Usher’s manager,” says the DJ. “Obviously, [he said], ‘let’s work, let’s work, we like the African vibe.’ I’m like, ‘Cool, let’s do it.’”
“No, he thinks the song is a bit too modern, he wanted something African,” the manager said.
“I’m like maybe not,” says Black Coffee, obviously disappointed in Usher. “I don’t know what Africa is to him, but to me Africa is something different, we’re not in the jungle right now, you know. Africa is different, Africa is a totally different place,” the DJ remarked further.
“For other people, they still wanna hear the bongos and the congas,” he continues, “I’m cool to do that, but only if it fits. For me if I wanna do something with you, this is the vision I have, you know. So, the song might not happen because I’m not African enough.” Black Coffee says finally on his expectations of the collaboration.
Speaking of international collaborations Black Coffee has remixed Alicia Keys’ single ‘In common’, which Keys herself endorsed