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Yasiin Gaye: The Return

by Amerigo Gazaway

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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.

Stream/download 'Yasiin Gaye: The Return' (Part Two):
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Stream/download 'Yasiin Gaye: The Departure" (Part One):
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"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.

Tracklist:

1. Intro Theme (The Return)
2. Travellin' Man Pt. II (Distant Lovers Mix)
3. Undeniable (feat. The Temptations)
4. Ghetto Rock (feat. Chuck Berry)
5. Sex, Love & Money
6. RE: Introduction
7. This Means You (feat. Talib Kweli)
8. Anna's Love Song
9. 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 Says
18. End Credits (feat. Andy Flory)
19. Ms. Fat Booty Pt. II (feat. Ghostface Killah) (Bonus Track)

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released June 4, 2014

Soul Mates 2014

Produced by: Amerigo Gazaway
Executive Producer: Rickey Mindlin
Album Artwork by: Drew Dernavich
DIY Acapellas by: The Goodwill Projects

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Soul Mates Records Zagreb, Croatia

Collaborations That Never Were.

Yasiin Gaye I Fela Soul I Bizarre Tribe

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