Born into a legacy of music it was destiny for Soul Nana @soulnana to pursue a career writing, producing, and performing. The son of the internationally known Ghanaian drummer Rim Kwaku Obeng, Soul Nana was nurtured at a young age by musical greats like Fela Kuti, Osibisa, and Lumumba.
Not long after immigrating with his parents to the United States, Soul Nana was immersed in the genres of Funk, Soul, Jazz, and eventually Hip Hop. Building upon a solid musical foundation and blessed with his mother’s work ethic, Soul Nana was signed to Coolio and managed by Paul Stewart in 1994. During this time Soul Nana worked with Montell Jordan, Xzibit, Jimmy Cliff, the late Oji Pierce and was offered a recording contract by Steve Riftkind (then with Loud Records).
In 2000 Soul Nana made his transition into music production. By 2004 his first placement “Lots of Girls” featuring Spragga Benz became the single for Slip N Slide artist Don Yute. After winning the 2007 Sha Money XL Beat Battle Championship in Arizona, Soul Nana went on to work with Rayven Symone, Jodeci, the Cheetah Girls, Keith Robinson, Anjulie, Busta Rhymes, Maino, and many more.
The Soul Nana sound pulls from the cadre of his past experiences fusing Pop, Hip Hop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Dance, and Reggae with traditional African vibrations.
Check out his latest installment “Mandingo” featuring Willie B and Noni Spitz. Available as a free download.