Netflix, Mass Appeal, and RadhaMUSprime enlisted the five New York legends for the track, which appears on the new Netflix film The Forty-Year-Old Version. Radha Black—a.k.a. RadhaMUSprime—directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the movie that is now available in select theaters and globally on Netflix.
In the film, Black portrays a New York playwright who, after experiencing a period of bad luck, attempts to fuse the worlds of hip-hop and theater as a way to tell her story.
“Hip-hop is the heartbeat of my movie,” Black explained in a press release. “And it’s the symphony of my life. So I’m beyond thrilled to present with my Mass Appeal family, ‘The Mecca,’ a single inspired by The Forty-Year-Old Version featuring five of the greatest living emcees New York ever made. … ‘The Mecca’ is a head-nodding masterpiece and a lyricist's map of the city. This song represents what makes hip-hop culture king and what makes my city classic!”
Listen to the song “The Mecca” at the top, and stream The Forty-Year-Old Version on Netflix here.