You have been warned. Her it is, Amerigo Gazaway’s long-awaited Mash-Up tape with two of the greatest: Marvin Gaye and Mos Def a.k.a. Yasiin Bey. Well, at least the first installment. Stream and download “The Departure (Side One)” below!
Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer 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-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
1. Intro Theme (The Departure) 00:55
2. Inner City Travellin’ Man 06:07
3. Definition of Infinity feat. Talib Kweli 04:42
4. I Want You ‘Til The Summertime 06:27
5. Ms. Fat Booty 06:00
6. The Panties feat. Teddy Pendergrass 07:10
7. Workin’ It Out 02:53
8. Peculiar Mathematics 06:23
9. “T” Plays a Cool Loop (Interlude) 02:39
10. Time (To Get It Together) 04:36
11. Inner City Breathin’ feat. Tammi Terrell 05:36
12. Two Worlds feat. Kanye West 02:49
13. Soul Mates Radio (Intermission) 01:49