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Amerigo Gazaway
Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)

Soul Mates Records

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Amerigo Gazaway’s new ‘Soul Mates’ series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer 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-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album. Unlike his “Fela Soul” and “Bizarre Tribe” concepts, Amerigo’s process of taking apart and re-orchestrating original samples in a new context was enhanced by a much larger amount of available audio resources (including multitrack stems for vocals, drums, strings, horns, bass, guitar, etc.) — (via Bandcamp, Soul Mates)

Label: Not On Label (Amerigo Gazaway Self-released)
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album, Unofficial Release, White
Country: US
Released: Feb 27, 2014
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul

File under: Funk / Soul