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James Mtume

Founder and Percussionist, Mtume
James Mtume — Photo Credit: Shefik

Photo Credit: Shefik

James Forman (born March 27, 1946), better known by his stage name James Mtume, is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B musician, songwriter, activist and radio personality.

He came to prominence working with Miles Davis between 1971 and 1975. Mtume's group, also called Mtume, is best known for the 1983 R&B hit song "Juicy Fruit", which has been much sampled. Mtume the band also had a top-five R&B hit with the single "You, Me, and He".


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