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 singer, songwriter and producer, he is the definition of what the industry has been waiting for.
Kofi is completely self-taught on the piano, drums and bass guitar, which are all heard throughout his music. He was also vocal trained by one of the most prolific coaches of this time, Craig Derry, who’s trained everyone from Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilerra, Alicia Keys, John Legend to Trey Songz.
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. No box can contain this kind of talent. His voice range and performance will dazzle your intellect.
The well-rounded artist is currently touring with one of his idols, Wyclef Jean, and will be hitting the stage with him at the 2018 SXSW. If you’re attending the festival, you will hear his latest hit record “Sak Kap Fet” featuring Jean, which is available to stream everywhere.