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Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two) by Amerigo Gazaway

Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two) by Amerigo Gazaway

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.”

agAmerigo 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 Download it now! It’s dope!

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Preview Robert Glasper’s Black Radio

Black Radio, the highly-anticipated CD from The Robert Glasper Experiment, drops next Tuesday February 28th… This CD boasts an all star guest list, Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Bilal, Ledisi and KING just to name a few…. You can check out the CD in its entirety here…It’s Dope… Also check out The Robert Glasper Experiment in a city near you!!! They’re on a world wide tour! Support good music!!!

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/19/146811945/first-listen-robert-glasper-experiment-black-radio

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