Kobe Singleton's music journey began during his early childhood in his Mississippi church where he impressively performed solos and directed ensembles.
As a teenager, Kobe launched his music career beyond the church. He performed in school productions and community events. He began studying various genres of music, such as R&B and Jazz and writing songs that combined both with gospel. He developed a love and respect for greats such as: Marvin Gay, Nina Simone, Donnie Hathaway, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. He mimicked the trumpet lines of Coltrane and Miles with his vocals. Kobe gained the admiration of his hometown and performed throughout Mississippi while attending Tougaloo College.
Following graduation from Tougaloo, Kobe traveled to Japan, where he lived for some years focusing solely on his music. Boku Desu, a CD project composed of songs in English and Japanese, was successful and earned him the title of Japan's first J-Neo-Soul artist, a term used to this day. This triumph led to extensive touring and recordings with prominent Japanese artists. This level of success inspired Kobe to reach higher heights and deeper depths as an artist sparking his desire to release an American-based project.
Kobe departed Japan and made Los Angeles, California his home. Shortly after relocating, he released the Love Is project. This project is composed of pertinent and diverse concepts - altruistic to erotic love and features vocals and co-production from Stokely Williams of Mint Condition, as well as production from Craig T. Cooper and James Glasco, who also wrote several songs on the project. The undeniable popularity of Kobe's music and amazing appeal on stage have landed him shows and/recordings with such powerhouse artists as Fantasia, Dwelé, Tyrese, Frank McComb and Mint Condition.
Kobe Singleton's most recently released songs are "When I Lie" and "The Struggle" both co-produced by Singleton and Ric "Rude" Lewis. "The Struggle" appears on the movie soundtrack Soul Damage to be released in 2017. Both "When I Lie" and "The Struggle" are available on iTunes.
You can visit Kobe Singleton on his website at: www.kobesingleton.com