Black Coffee slams ‘old American music’ on radio stations
DJ Black Coffee has expressed disappointment over the return of 'old American music' on radio stations since the SABC's u-turn on the 90% local content quota.
The DJ took to Twitter to share his observation of how radio stations have seemingly gone back to playing more international music and how that would affect the "culture".
Old American Music back on our local Radio Stations.......there goes our Culture.— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) June 14, 2017
Black Coffee lost his cool when one of his followers accused him of "pushing hate". He actively engaged with the guy who tried to explain his standpoint but the DJ explained that music has culture and international music would affect the local culture.
Music has Culture Sir.....look at your profile picture....that Gentleman is the reason we know Jamaica and it's People.— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) June 14, 2017
You are confusing genre and culture my Dj. Reggae is a genre of music and their way of life is their culture. Peace be onto you.— Marvin Mahange 🏇 (@MarvinMahange) June 14, 2017
Black Coffee's army jumped into the conversation and voted for the 90% quota to stay.
The 90% local content quota was reviewed shortly after former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was suspended. An interim board discussed the reversal of the controversial quota for several weeks before a decision was made.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago told TshisaLIVE the board made a decision to revert to the directive set by Icasa which will determine how much local content is played.
"The board was guided by the principles made by Icasa. We wish to also make it clear that the SABC is not anti-transformation, the decision is to play as much local music as possible but never below the quota set by Icasa, across all SABC radio stations," he said.