Shifting focus for the second installment of “Yasiin Gaye”, Amerigo aimed to highlight the often overlooked accomplishments of Marvin Gaye’s role as the producer.

“I wanted to build this side from more of Marvin’s original production work. He was doing a lot of what we do now, in terms of looping and pulling samples from other pre-recorded sessions decades before hip-hop made it common practice to do so. This also gave me the room to feature other artist [Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Talib, etc.] and re-present those classic Mos [Def] versus in a new context.”

Soul Mates Series:

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.

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Track List:

01. Intro Theme (The Return)
02. Travellin’ Man Pt. II (Distant Lovers Mix)
03. Undeniable feat. The Temptations
04. Ghetto Rock feat. Chuck Berry
05. Sex, Love & Money
06. RE: Introduction
07. This Means You feat. Talib Kweli
08. Anna’s Love Song
09. Living For The Funk feat. Toshi
10. Modern Marvel Pt. I
11. High Drama feat. Mike Zoot
12. B Stands For Beef
13. A Message To The People
14. There is a Way
15. Climb (Interlude)
16. Modern Marvel Pt. II
17. Umi
18. End Credits feat. Andy Flory

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ALBUM: Yasiin Gaye: The Return ( Side 2 )

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