Black Coffee poaches Arthur star?
Arthur Mafokate claims that Black Coffee poached one of his
Thiwe is an afro-soul artist who had been with Mafokate's 999 Music but recently signed with Soulstic Music, owned by the house music DJ.
Soulstic Music label manager, Amaru da Costa confirmed that the singer had indeed signed with them, leaving Mafokate with a bitter taste in his mouth.
Mafokate claims that Thiwe signed a three-year contract with 999 Music in 2008 and released only one album titled 'Who Am I?' The project featured the song 'Crazy', which Black Coffee allegedly remixed without getting permission from 999 Music.
"Thiwe is still my artist and I want royalties for ‘Crazy' from Black Coffee because he didn't ask for permission from 999 Music to feature the song on his album," said Mofakate.
Thiwe was supposed to have released two more albums with Mafokate's label but failed to honour her contractual obligation after vanishing soon after wrapping up her first project.
"Some DJs accused me of stealing her song 'Crazy' after seeing it on Arthur Jr's album. When I asked them how I could steal the song that I own publishing rights to, they said because Thiwe was signed to Black Coffee's stable," Mafokate said.
Black Coffee has addressed the situation on twitter, saying, among other things, that he respects Mafokate but does not fear him.
Date Posted : 17 May 2012