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A Common Wonder

by Amerigo Gazaway

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With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled "A Common Wonder," Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago's crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Steve Wonder.

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A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it:

“Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions.”

Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again,” single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album.

1. Intro Theme (I Wonder)
2. I Was Made To Love H.E.R. `
3. Living For The Chi-City
4. Ressurection To Higher Ground
5. Bad Girl (feat. Kanye West)
6. The Sixth Superstition
7. Innervision Intermission
8. Sugar by The Pound
9. For Once In My Life (feat. Erykah Badu)
10. Like They Used to Say
11. God Bless the Freestyle
12. The Light (I’m Yours) (feat. Bobby Caldwell)
13. Southside (feat. Kanye West)
14. Pop’s Rap (feat. Lonnie Lynn, Sr.)
15. The Sixth Wonder (Bonus Track)


released August 8, 2017

Soul Mates Records 2017

Produced by Amerigo Gazaway
Executive Producer: Rickey Mindlin

Common: vocals/lyrics
Stevie Wonder: vocals/lyrics, instruments

Amerigo Gazaway: sampler, bass, guitar, keys, synth, turntables

DIY acapellas created by The Goodwill Projects




Soul Mates Records Zagreb, Croatia

Collaborations That Never Were.

Yasiin Gaye I Fela Soul I Bizarre Tribe

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