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Persia’s Mecca

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[picapp src=”a/3/9/d/71.jpg?adImageId=5116260&imageId=717246″ width=”234″ height=”342″ /]I’m watching re-runs of Girlfriends right now and I think, “I would book Lynn and Finn to play a wedding.”

Since hearing her perform with Tricky on the show I’ve been waiting for her CD.  Finally White’s debut CD “Mecca” will be released on Sunday 25 October (her birthday).  Her first single Wanting  was released this past week with a Promise that it could be bought on iTunes which I did not find but I did locate it on

From her press release:

Mecca is a sprawling, twelve track album, combining a number of genres, including electronica and trip-hop and including elements of blues and prog-rock. Music aficionados will hear the influence of Bjørk and Massive Attack underneath Persia’s mysterious aural landscapes.

The album has several guest stars, including ex-fiancé Saul Williams on the intense, drum-driven “Receive” and the electric beats of “Danger.” Being released for the first time ever are two songs featured on the TV show Girlfriends: the gut wrenching “Choices” along with “Past Mistakes,” and “Tease,” featuring the father of Trip-hop TRICKY. Several haunting collaborations (including the first single “Wanting,” and the tracks “Receive” and “Perfect”) were the result of co-writing with producer/musician Ric Alien and Drew Martinez. Persia has worked with great artists such as Gary Wallis of Pink Floyd, Dominique Miller of Sting, Jerome Dillon of Nine Inch Nails and Big Boi of Outcast.

Sounds like it would be a hit if more black artists could get played on alternative rock music stations.  Or maybe it’s just my city and you know the deal with the Natti.  Who knows, maybe someone will recognize her name from the show and give her a try.   If Jay-Z can go on Oprah that means black music has to go somewhere to chafe against parents.


Written by rentec

11 October, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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