Producer Amerigo Gazaway, maker of the mashup A Quest To The Pharcyde, is back at it with his creation Yasiin Gaye. The project is a mashup of the legendary Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def). Check out the album’s cover, brief teaser, and more below.
Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
The full album is set to be released on February 25th. For now, the track “Inner City Travellin’ Man” is available for stream and download on Gazaway’s bandcamp.