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.
Another rehit from Mr. Goines, this time he goes over “Going Through Changes”. […]
This comes as a surprise, but Ski on the beat and Mos on the mic…surely will not hurt the ears. Be on the look out for their track “Taxi” to drop soon. […]
Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color will be released September 18th. I suggest you just going ahead and pre-ordering this now.