American singer-songwriter Alicia Augello Cook popularly known as Alicia Keys, has spoken highly of Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz, showering him lots of praises after featuring him in her Album Alicia.
The 39-year-old classically-trained pianist described Diamond as a fantastic artist with a unique style, following their collabo dubbed Wasted Energy. Narrating how the song performed beyond her expectations, Alicia added that she was amazed by how Diamond's style blended well in the collaboration, terming it the finest music collision.
"Wasted Energy is such a vibe…. I also love that Diamond Platnumz is part of this. An amazing Tanzanian artiste, who happened to be able to come in and bless this track with his unique style, and I love how the worlds collide here. This is like world music collision at its finest," said Alicia Keys.
At a different interview, Alicia had revealed that she met the Jeje hitmaker through her Husband, Swizz Beatz, who happens to be a big fan of Diamond's music. According to reports, in September, Swizz Beatz was forced to intervene after Diamond Platnumz fans expressed displeasure in Alicia Keys act of giving Diamond only a 26-seconds feature in her Album dubbed Alicia.
At that particular time, Beatz defended his wife, Alicia, saying it was Diamond's wish to be allocated 26 seconds in Wasted Energy. However, the two (Diamond and Alicia) still have other projects (Songs) that would be released soon.
"My Brother 4 life. Please let your fans know you did as you pleased on the rec and this is just part 1. She didn't waste anything, we let our brother Diamond do as he wished and we are Happy. Relax," said Swizz Beatz.
In a quick rejoinder, Diamond affirmed Swizz's message claiming that there is indeed more music from the two to come.
"OOOH yes!! more Bombs coming," Diamond replied.