Summer Is Cooking Up. Know The Ledge On The Making Of Mtume’s Juicy Fruit (Video)

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Whether you’re a ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s baby, Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” means something to you. The Electro-Soul groove is a hit in its own right, before becoming the basis of The Notorious B.I.G.’s breakthrough hit almost of the same name. Red Bull Music Academy sat with James Mtume, the O.G. Jazz producer and group’s namesake, who went to #1 with 1983 with the sexual anthem with the ill arrangement.

James tells R.B.M.A. explains the role of boxing in his rhythms, getting down with Miles Davis, and getting down with the fresh LinnDrum drum machine, to make the groove that still gives chills…

If that’s not enough, Black Moon’s/Da Beatminerz’ DJ Evil Dee re-flips the beat, which Pete Rock (and then Puff Daddy) brought to the Hip-Hop heads as the backbeat to one of Rap’s greatest stories. This “beat:repeat” series by Red Bull is straight dope!

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