It’s no longer a secret that internationally acclaimed DJ Black Coffee collaborated with Canadian rapper Drake.
However, we’ve not really gotten all the juicy details about how it all started. Thus, in an interview with American music site Pigeons and Planes, South African DJ Black Coffee explained how his collaboration with rapper Drake came about.
According to the local DJ, it all started when an email from Drake’s people was sent to his team.
Sometime before the end of last year, Drake hinted at a new version of Black Coffee’s Superman in an Instagram video. Nevertheless, both parties did not confirm the speculation that they were cooking up something together. However, Black Coffee later confirmed the rumours during an interview with East Coast Radio’s Phat Joe. He revealed that Drake had called him the night before to let him listen to the track and to know what he thinks about it.
Black Coffee also revealed that the song would be featured on Drake’s highly-anticipated upcoming mixtape.
While fans frowned at the idea of giving his song to Drake, DJ Black has a better plan.
“He is going to take the song to another level. People are going to love his version of the song but it won’t erase the original…People had mixed feelings‚ like; ‘why would you give someone else your song? It is your song! Why are you letting them shine on the song?’ But my understanding is different. I would love for our music to be exported on that level‚” he said.
Speaking about the collaboration with the American music site, Black Coffee said that to him, the collaboration is an investment based on Drake’s track record of working with artists.
In addition, the DJ talked about how he has always wished that his genre of music – house, would get more love; bigger budgets and attract a wider audience like rhythm and blues or hip-hop.