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South African Twitter Had Mixed Reactions to Black Coffee’s Feature on Drake’s 'More Life'

"How is Black Coffee featured on his own song ?," reads one tweet.

Drake featured Black Coffee on "Get It Together," one of the songs from his latest playlist More Life.


The song is a remix of Black Coffee’s 2011 track called “Superman,” which originally featured the singer Bucie. On the reworked version of the song, Bucie’s vocals were removed and replaced by those British singer Jorja Smith.

A lot of South Africans were happy with Black Coffee being featured by one of the biggest artists on the globe. But some weren’t impressed with Bucie’s vocals being removed, even though she's still credited as a songwriter.

Others simply prefer the original over the Drake version.

Below are some tweets from South African music fans and personalities such as DJ Fresh, DJ Zan D, Nasty C, Culoe De Song, DJ Fresh, and Cassper Nyovest about the song and Drake's More Life.

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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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