Inglewood, California native Damani Nkosi has something spectacular prepared as he gears up to release his debut album Thoughtful King. With his lead single “Now That’s Love” boasting production and features by an all-star team of GRAMMY Award nominees and winners, Nkosi is offering up a taste of fresh and uplifting hip-hop soul grooves for all who will listen. The poised emcee spits eloquently over Warryn Campbell’s production as Musiq Soulchild joins in for a DeBarge-inspired chorus that’s filled with the sweetest harmonies. To top it all off, Robert Glasper joins the party and blesses the jam with his lovely jazz chords and piano keystrokes.
Believe it or not, while Thoughtful King marks Nkosi’s first studio album, his discography spans all the way back to 2001 and includes work with the likes of Kurupt, Pusha T and No Malice. After traveling the world and linking up with Campbell, the album’s executive producer, Nkosi is now ready to take listeners on an expansive journey of live instrumentation and powerful lyricism that he’s certain you will never forget. Give “Now That’s Love” a spin, check out the exclusive behind the scenes footage and prepare for the release of Thoughtful King later this year.