Listen to the Spotify playlist below to hear the original samples used to create Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey + Marvin Gaye). Featuring tracks by Marvin Gaye, Yasiin Bey, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Aretha Franklin, Teddy Pendergrass, The Temptations, Chuck Berry, James Brown & many more.
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.