Today In Hip Hop History: Mos Def released his debut album ‘Black On Both Sides’ on October 12th, 1999. Before the release, Mos Def had collaborated with rapper Talib Kweli for the duo’s studio album, ‘Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star’. ‘Black On Both Sides’ emphasized live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics. The […]

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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 […]

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