Black Coffee explains how his collaboration with Drake came about
by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 28 March 2017
Black Coffee is the man of the moment. Getting shouts from his BFF Diddy, and also appearing on Drake’s record-breaking “playlist” More Life, which dropped last week.
He recently sat down with American music website Pigeons & Planes to discuss how his collaboration with Drake came about. The song followed Drake playing Black Coffee’s song “Superman” on his Beats1 radio show last year. Black Coffee says he didn’t see anything coming from the spin.
“We got the email from his people saying they wanna use the song,” says the DJ, “and we just sent them the files. So that’s how it happened. We were not in studio together.”
There were mixed feelings from fans last week about the song. Mostly because of the exclusion of Bucie who was on the original song. On the Drake version, she got replaced by UK singer Jorjia Smith. Black Coffee is nothing but over the moon about the song, expressing how Drake is uniting the world. “What makes it really big and special is that it’s not just a sample,” says Black Coffee. “He took the whole song as is. And it’s a 2008 production. Nothing was replaced to make it much more slicker.”
Watch the full interview below and listen to More Life below.