Black Coffee. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Black Coffee is Creating a Streaming App for African Artists Shut Out of the Music Industry

Black Coffee's company Soulistic Music is working on a music platform that will enable artists to own all the rights to their work.

South African house music titan, the DJ and producer Black Coffee, is gradually conquering the world. Just two months ago, he was in studio with Pharrell. Last year, he appeared on Drake's album/playlist More Life. Artists such as Usher and Jay-Z have reached out to him for music, and he hangs out with Diddy quite frequently. He is the only African artist to land a show on Apple Music's Beats 1, and that's just to mention a few of his achievements. Black Coffee is living the life your favorite artist dreams of.

But he wouldn't want his son to follow in his footsteps. "My 18-year-old son loves music, and he tells me, 'I wanna get into music,' and I'm like, 'don't do that.' But I wanna be able to say, 'do it because there's a platform for you—like, if your song is good and it's uploaded here, that's all you need,'" says Coffee.

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