As a producer and musician, Stone Mecca’s solidly established a foothold in the worlds of both Hip Hop & R&B. Now, as a solo artist, Stone Mecca has stripped down his production style to its rawest form, creating a gritty love triangle between roots rock, blues and funk. On his latest album ALIENMAN, which is due for a Fall 2018 release, Stone Mecca combines his love of hard-hitting hip hop beats and funk-driven bass lines with grinding guitar riffs and soulful melodies. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Stone Mecca played all the instruments on every track. And Stone Mecca’s live set, with a tight energetic band, packs the walls with a titanic sound.
Easily navigating through an array of musical genres, this multi-instrumentalist has put his stamp on soundtracks for Django Unchained, The Man with the Iron Fist, Friday, Blade: Trinity, Soul Plane, Repo Men, Afro Samurai and Afro Samurai Resurrection. He’s also appeared on albums for such artists as Wu-Tang, RZA as Bobby Digital, Kanye West, Ice Cube, West Side Connection and Snoop Dogg. On his 2007 debut album First Contact, which featured the critically acclaimed soul song “A Walk,” OkayPlayer remarked, “In a fair world, music like this would be present all the time on prime time rotation in various radio markets.”
Stone Mecca has performed live with Earth, Wind & Fire, in the studio with Corinne Bailey Rae, Anderson Paak, Kanye West, Method Man, George Clinton, on the road with Wu-Tang Clan, and whenever RZA performs live, he often shares stage billing with Stone Mecca and his band. Says RZA, “Stone Mecca gives us a modern day example of what heart and soul music is.”
A self taught musician, Stone Mecca honed his craft by listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Parliament and Funkadelic, Al Green, Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire. “Music is my comfort zone, my vice, my drug of choice. I even named my guitar - I call her Eloise and she’s like my other woman. I love her unconditionally and when I perform, I give her everything I have.”
Recent performances: One Love Music Festival (Canada), NYC City Winery, SXSW 2018, Fortress Music Festival.
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