UPDATE: Yasiin Gaye is currently unavailable due to a takedown notice from the Recording Industry Association of America. We WILL be releasing "Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two)". Please follow us on Facebook/Twitter to find out when:
COMING SOON: "Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two)"
In the meantime, check out "Fela Soul", our Fela Kuti x De La Soul mashup here: amerigo.bandcamp.com/album/fela-soul
Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album's foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm "mashup" album.