- DJ Black Coffee is a very successful musician who is worth millions
- That did not stop him from feeling self-doubt and sabotaging his own career
- The DJ now knows how alone celebs can feel and wants to change that
DJ Black Coffee is one of South Africa's biggest names in the DJ-ing industry, if not the biggest. He's the richest Mzansi DJ and has fans all over the world, including celebs like Paris Hilton.
He works with famous musos all the time, such as the very popular singer, Usher.
However, he didn't always feel great about himself, in fact, he didn't see anything valuable about who he was and what he's achieved.
The DJ opened up about what an impact low self-esteem has had on his life and how it led to him sabotaging himself.
During an interview on 94.7 this week, he spoke to DJ Fresh about his career and how he sometimes couldn't believe that he was doing so well.
"I asked myself 'Why me? Why am I here?' It used to hit me and I would find myself not wanting to wake up, missing flights. It was self-sabotaging. [You feel like] it is such an unreal dream, it is going to end. Let me end it. I will feel better if I end it myself. Let me have something to blame, and it is me."
Briefly.co.za gathered that his self-doubt really got to him when international star, Jay Z, asked him for a song.
"Swizz (Beatz) reached out and said Jay is looking for one song before he concludes his album. It freaked me out. I am in Milan, I couldn't sleep. He literally called me: 'I spoke to Jay. Jay wants a song.' I couldn't sleep.
"Then I didn't work. I couldn't. How do you produce a song for Jay Z? He kept saying: 'Yo, man. I'm waiting.' I think I failed him but subconsciously I think I wanted to. I wasn't ready."
Because he knows how isolating the life of a celeb can be, DJ Coffee wants to reach out to other artists.
"My dream is to create a family out of this. Where we can call each other... I would like for us to become like, for example, me and Oskido, where when I have real problems, I call him. I would like to see that where we don't really know each other but can reach out to each other, to be a family."
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