James Mtume Net Worth At The Time Of His Death

This is one of the questions that people ask the most about James Mtume’s net worth, and although they always end up answering it on other pages with an “I don’t know, you know” or “it depends” if there are some estimates that various web portals mention.

James Mtume’s net worth: James Mtumewas is an American jazz and R&B musician, activist songwriter, radio personality, and record producer. James Mtume’s net worth is estimated to be around $7 million USD at the time of his death. We have estimated James Mtume’s net worth, salary, money, income, and assets.

 NameJames Mtume
Age76 years
DiedJanuary 9, 2022
Date of birth
January 3, 1946
InstrumentsVocals, percussionist, piano, keyboards, sampler, drums, guitar, bass guitar
radio personality
record producer
Years active1961–2022
Net Worth$7 million

James Mtume Died

James Mtume, real name James Forman, fell asleep on January 9th. The jazz and r&B musician was 76 years old when he died. James Mtume’s son has confirmed the grief news to Pitchfork.

Mtume’s father was jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath, but his foster father was pianist James “Hen Gates” Forman, who played in the Charlie Parker band. Through Forman, at a young age, Mtume met many jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Sonny Rollins. Mtume became a percussionist who played Albert “Tootie” Heath on the record with his father, Don Cherry, and Herbie Hancock, among others. He also played alongside McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, and Miles Davis; Mtume was involved in the Davis band from 1971-1975.

James Mtume also founded an r&B band called Mtume in the 1970s, which operated in a changing line-up until 1986. The band’s biggest hit was the 1983 Juicy Fruit from the album of the same name. The song was not a huge success when it was released, but over the years it has become a very popular and often sampled song, especially in hip hop. Notorious BIG, among others, used it in its own 1994 Juicy hit. Juicy Fruit has also been sampled by Alicia Keys, Warren G, Jennifer Lopez, Faith Evans, R. Kelly, Lil ‘Kim, Fatboy Slim, and Nicki Minaj, among others.

James Mtume also composed songs for other artists such as Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway ( The Closer I Get To You ) and Stephanie Mills ( Never Knew Love Like This Before ). His production partner was mostly guitarist Reggie Lucas, who met with him while playing in the band Miles Davis.

“Thank you James Mtume for all the wisdom, love, and respect you shared and showed me and my brothers over the years,” Roots drummer Questlove wrote on Instagram in memory of Mtume.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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