Sometimes, I just get lucky, and the other day that was the case on YouTube. I am wont to wonder around on it, looking for new music, and this time, I was lucky enough to find it. Well, at least new to me. I stumbled across the music of Nhojj, and boy, am I glad I did. The one I stumbled across was Love, and it sent me scrambling for iTunes and buying the Love Songs EP. The smooth and sexy soul songs are just beautiful. Here's Love.
So, I figured it was time I tried to learn a little bit about Nhojj. I went to Google, and found his website. It tells how Nhojj grew up in Guyana and Trinidad, the son of a church minister. He began singing in church at the age of 5, but didn’t embark on a career in music until after graduating from NYU with a BA in Economics. So he's smart, handsome, and talented. Singer/songwriter broke another barrier when his gay music video, Love, reached #1 on MTV Music Top 100 chart. Last year Nhojj made OUTMusic Awards history when he became the first black male to win an OMA. The Alliance of LGBT Recording Artists & Performers voted his ballad “Love” 2009 OUTStanding R&B/Soul song of the year.
His latest release, The Gay Warrior, Is starting to make an impact as well. He debuted it at Pride festivals, and it is an amazing track. Part reggae, part tribal, all empowering, I had to buy it to add to my collection.
I Miss Uis another cut on the sultry and sexy Love Songs album. I am constantly amazed by the emotional content in his voice, in his delivery. This is music I just wanna bathe in.
I can't believe it has taken me so long to find Nhojj and his music. For more on Nhojj, check out his official website here. You can find his amazing album Love Songs, released last September, on iTunes here. You can purchase the single The Gay Warrior Song from CD Baby here. I have added both Love Songs and The Gay Warrior Song to my collection, and would highly recommend you do the same. You can follow Nhojj on Twitter here.