Our Top Favourite International Black Coffee Collaborations
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 12 February, 2024
It is safe to say that Grammy Award winner Nkosinathi Maphumulo, better known as Black Coffee, is one of the most successful deejays in mzansi. Starting in the deejaying scenes over two decades ago, Black Coffee has made a name for himself all over the world, teaming up with the biggest musicians across the globe.
Black Coffee’s music career shot straight to the stars when he remixed the late Hugh Masekela’s iconic song Stimela in 2005. After that, he went on to create songs that got many going crazy whenever they were played. Having worked with many local musicians, the deejay has also cemented his name globally, working with international artists such as David Guetta, Usher Raymond, Alicia Keys, Cassie, and Pharell Williams, just to name a few.
He has also seen invitations to party with the who’s who in the American entertainment scene, rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Puff Daddy who also asked him to play a set at his party.
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Here are some of Black Coffee’s songs that feature international artists.
Black Coffee ft Usher – LaLaLa: At the Global Citizens a few years ago, the R&B singer and Black Coffee kept fans dancing when they performed their LaLaLa song. This song is enough to get you in the mood to samba while busy with whatever you’re doing.
Black Coffee ft Drake – Get It Together: Not only did Black Coffee have one of the biggest rappers in the world remake his Superman song into Get It Together, but he financially scored on it too. This was also confirmed by singer Busi when mzansi internet users were put off by the international singer’s replacement of the Superman vocals by Jorja Smith.
Alicia Keys ft Black Coffee – In Common: Magic was created when the deejay teamed up with American singer Alicia Keys for one of her best songs to date, In Common. The song went on to receive 21 million views on YouTube.
Black Coffee ft David Guetta – Drive: The sounds of Drive featuring internationally-renowned deejay David Guetta are enough to make you want to hop in your car and go on a long drive that never ends. This masterpiece remains many people’s favourite, getting many people singing loudly at events when played.
Black Coffee & Diplo – Never Gonna Forget You: This team-up with American deejay, producer and songwriter fitted just like a glove, as they created a song that is chilled enough to get you through a long stressful day.
With so many music collaborations to his name and flying the South African flag very high, Black Coffee deserves to be given his flowers at home while he can still smell them.