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Stone Mecca

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"Stone Mecca USA Today"

The quality of Soul Music in our current musical landscape has taken a nosedive with some minor glimpses of brilliant acts that seemingly appear out of nowhere. This instance, while not as frequent as the vapi, d hits that grace the radio waves of late, can place Stone Mecca's excellent debut album First Contact amongst the short list of worthy soul music offerings of the year - USA TODAY 5-15-08

"Stone Mecca Billboard Magazine"

Katie Hasty
After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its own. Led by founder, producer and longtime session stable TrĂș James, the crew released its debut, "First Contact," June 3 on its own Touch the Music Records. The album came in the midst of a tour supporting and backing Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA.

Turns out that RZA's daughter enjoyed spinning a Stone Mecca song over and over in her room, prompting the rapper to dig further into the source. "He'd hear it every day and loved the way it sounded to him. It was clear it was reaching a younger audience," James recalls. "There seems to be no age to it."

James has since played guitar and bass on various RZA sessions, including the 2007 Wu-Tang Clan album "8 Diagrams." Stone Mecca has also appeared on the Rock the Bells tour and RZA's soundtrack to Spike TV's "Afro Samurai," while James has played on albums by Dallas Austin, DJ Pooh, Too Short and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Stone Mecca as a live band keeps vocal performance at the forefront, with five of the nine members singing, influenced by a plethora of genres from urban music past. With dashes of Motown, '70s funk and soul, this Los Angeles-based act brings hip-hop to life, sans turntable.

The group recently backed Del the Funky Homosapien during his appearance on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" and may tour this fall supporting Earth, Wind & Fire. - Billboard Mag 8-15-08


First Contact
Afro Samurai Soundtrack
Afro Samurai 2 Soundtrack
Stone Mecca Live from 54th



"This group gives us a modern day example of heart and soul music is" - The Rza

A new addition to the Wu-Tang Clan Family tree, Stone Mecca is a direct reflection of soulful flavor, something unique and superlative, stretching beyond established boundaries. Original production, live instruments and evocative lyrics and melodies are woven together amidst heavy bass lines and rhythmic beats, breeding funk, soul, and hip hop as one. Stone Mecca is a musical movement, a creative Eden for the heart, and a warm embrace for the soul. Tru James founder and producer of Stone Mecca, has worked with artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Dallas Austin, Rza, Spice 1, DJ Pooh, Herby Luv Bug, and Ant Banks. As a unit the band has recently toured the US and Canada opening for and backing RZA, and has had the privelege of opening for legendary super band Earth Wind and Fire.