Black Coffee cruises through Braam with CNN

Black Coffee talks Braamfontein, earliest memories of music and training his arm

In probably his most revealing interview yet, Black Coffee took CNN to Johannesburg’s culture and millennial hub: Braamfontein.

For a man who is as well-traveled as Black Coffee, he talks very fondly about Braamfontein throughout the 8-minute interview. “We driving to Braamfontein. It has a culture. It has become one of the coolest places to hang out,” he says as cruises down De Beer Street in a luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV.

“I just like the vibe here better,” he adds. “One of the things I like to do is a street party event.” But of course, the club is where it comes alive. “I love being in a club and no one cares. There don’t wanna take pictures. They just wanna be in the music. For me it’s the most amazing thing to watch.”

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After a talk about his earliest memories of music, he speaks on his on his arm which was left disabled after a car accident as a teenager. “People ask me, ‘What are you working on?’ Silently, I know, this is [points left arm] what I’m working on. I’m training it and I’m trying to bring back life in it. I don’t think I’d be here if it didn’t happen because I then started really knowing that I don’t have as many options as other people. What is my talent?”

His discovery of his talent and a pinch of faith is what got him to where he’s at today. “I love being a DJ. I love watching people having fun,” he says. “At times I play and I see everything. I’ll see a guy trying to get a girl and I’ll help him.”

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Watch the full interview below.

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