Mtume

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But one thing led to another and I ended up back on the East Coast. It was there that I pretty much settled in and decided, “Okay, I’m going to zero in on this music."

Redbullmusicacademy.com, 13 May 2014

Mtume was a funk and soul group from New York that rose to prominence during the early 1980s and had a number of R&B hits, most notably ‘Juicy Fruit’. Juicy Fruit has been extensively sampled by many hip-hop artists, most notably Notorious B.I.G. in the 1994 hit song ‘Juicy’.