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Black Coffee’s Latest Residency Is In Las Vegas

Black Coffee hits the ground running in 2018.

South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee's 2018 is off to a great start. He is one of the only two African-based acts on this year's Coachella lineup.


As if that wasn't awesome enough, last night, the DJ took to Twitter to announce that he will be a resident DJ at Wyn Las Vegas, a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Coffee's residency was announced alongside other two fellow "leaders of the underground tech house revolution" Solomun and Jamie Jones.

Wynn's managing partner Alex Cordova told Billboard, "These first-ever tech house residencies on the Strip will showcase three of the biggest names in the genre. Tech house continues to rise in popularity in the United States and abroad, and we look forward to bringing and expanding this music style into our programming."

Read: 10 Classic South African House Songs You Need to Hear

Last year Coffee, among other power moves, appeared on Drake's More Life playlist/album, became a resident DJ at Hï Ibiza (a club in Ibiza), and also became the first African artist to host his own show on Apple's Beats 1 Beats 1?

He also revealed, he was supposed to work on Jay-Z's 4:44, and that Rihanna wants to work with him. How about the time he almost worked with Usher, but didn't because he didn't feel comfortable with what the R&B;'s expectations of him were?

Slow down, Coffee, you killin' em!

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11 South African Hip-Hop Songs About Weed

4/20 Special: Here are 11 South African songs to get high to.

You can't separate hip-hop and weed. Dr. Dre's debut album The Chronic was named after the herb and the likes of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Quasimoto pretty much made careers off rapping about weed.

The tradition is alive wherever hip-hop exists. In South Africa, weed has been rapped about just as much as the aforementioned artists have. And according to Lord Quas on "America's Most Blunted" from the album Madvillainy, listening to music under the influence of weed makes it sound better.

"Listening to music while stoned is a whole new world. Most cannabis consumers report it second only to sex. And grass will change your musical habits, for the better."

In light of 4/20, we list some South African hip-hop songs, both old and new, about weed. If you're a smoker, these songs could come in handy for you today.

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