Amerigo Gazaway the production wizard who conjured up the amazing Fela Soul and the now defunct Bizzare Tribe mixtapes has returned with a brand a new project.Taking on soul legend Marvin Gaye’s classic “Inner City Blues and Yasiin (Mos Def) Bey’s “Travellin’ Man” was no mean feat, but Amerigo pulls it off with great aplomb. Check out what amerigomusic had to say about the project:
Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first instalment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly 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’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
The album is out on 25th February. Enjoy!