Black Coffee reveals the inspiration behind his music

2015-08-21 06:00
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Johannesburg - What inspires one of the greatest musicians South Africa has ever given to the world? Well, it's you and me, actually! (But maybe not AKA).

Black coffee isn't just one of our favourite artists, he's also one of the biggest DJ's in the world at the moment.

Black Coffee opened up to international DJ magazine Mixmag recently, where he reveals how South Africa and it's hard working people inspire him.

"You know, living in the rural areas and the city has been a blessing in the way they have helped me understand and respect all kinds of people. I drive on the freeway in South Africa and see these guys in their work vans, and think to myself: I have been that guy," Black Coffee says.

He says reflecting on how far he has come, and struggles it took to get there, motivate him to be better.

"Nowadays I'm driving home from playing a gig where I make a month's salary in an hour, and that pushes me. That's what drives me."

"The struggling people are the ones who inspire me, the ones who have nothing," he reveals.

Now if only he was "inspired" enough to let us go on tour with him...

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