14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished work to appear more like a living collaboration than a simple mashup. As he explains:

“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…”

Hit play to stream Yasiin Gaye, the first installment from Amerigo Gazaways new Soul Mates series. Click HERE if you like what you hear and want to download the mixtape for free…

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2 Responses to “Marvin Gaye x Mos Def/Yasiin Bey = “Yasiin Gaye” Mashup Mixtape”

  1. […] to us. This Mos Def x Marvin Gaye is the sequel to the last dose of goodness you may remember from here. The intent this time around was to play up  Marvin’s stylistic predisposition to sample […]

  2. […] the latest addition to his Soul Mate series — his mashup skills already well established with the Yasiin Gaye Marvin Gaye x Mos Def mixtape (and don’t forget about Part II as well). This time around Gazaway’s The Big […]

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