Usher thinks DJ Black Coffee's sound is not "African enough"

04 April 2017
Will we ever see a Black Coffee and Usher collabo?
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DJ Black Coffee's star continues to rise internationally. The DJ, who is loved by many people around the world, including Diddy and Paris Hilton.

And everyone wants a piece of him, even Usher. The award-winning musician showed interest in working with Black Coffee. However, it looks like fans won't get to hear the song.

In an interview on Metro FM, the DJ said he met up with the "No Limit" singer's manager, who told him that they love the African vibe.

"I'm like cool, let's do it. On Saturday, I get a call from the manager, 'yo hold on'. I speak to Usher on the phone. 'Yeah man, let's do work [Usher]. I'm like 'I'm ready, I'm ready I have a song actually, let me send it to you'. And I send the song and the following day the response came. The manager says 'no, he thinks the song is a bit too modern, he wanted something African. I'm like 'maybe not, maybe not."

Black Coffee said he doesn't know what Africa is to Usher. "But Africa to me is something different. We're not in a jungle right now... Africa is different, Africa is a totally different place. For other people they still wanna hear the bongos and the congas on music. I'm cool to do that but only if it fits.

"For me, if I wanna do a song with you, this is the vision I have. So, the song might not happen because I'm not African enough," he said.

Black Coffee added that he was eager to work with Usher, whose team set up a meeting between them so they could discuss music.

He added that after the conversation, they agreed that Coffee would create a song that he thought would work.

"The following day the manager called and said, 'no he [Usher] thinks the song is a bit too modern, he wanted something 'African' and I was like [well] maybe not," Black Coffee said.