Kofi Black

Kofi Black
Kofi Black - Sak Kap Fet featuring Kofi Black and Moira Mack

In an industry full of cookie-cutter images and factory-produced talent, one is hard pressed to discover an artist with the skill, passion and drive of Kofi Black. As a self-trained singer, songwriter and producer, Kofi is the definition of what the industry has been waiting for. As opportunity presented itself, Kofi began singing background for artists such as Mariah Carey, Joe, Carl Thomas and several others. Understanding just how rare his talent was, Kofi went into the studio and began penning his own classics. He was once apart of a rap group in High School, and was always to go-to guy to produce beats. The Staten Island musician is inspired by greats like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rick James, R. Kelly and Andre 3000 to name a few, Kofi’s style is a fusion of his African roots, soul, pop and funk.

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Genre: Soul
Subgenre: Pop
From: Staten Island, NY