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Rick James & The Soul Mates – Thank You (Video + Single)

BIG thanks to everyone that subscribed to our new $3/monthly Bandcamp subscription service.  As a gesture of appreciation, check out Amerigo’s Rick James & Jay-Z rework, “Thank You”. Sampling Rick James’ 1983 Album-Of-The-Year [sung] acceptance speech (broadcast via satellite from James’ home studio), Gazaway reimagines the moment with a fitting guest verse from Jay-Z and repurposed drums courtesy of Questlove and …

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Stevie Wonder + Common = A Common Wonder (Full Album)

Transcending space and time, Amerigo Gazaway‘s latest Soul Mates Project envisions an extended studio session between living legends Stevie Wonder and Common. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the …

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A Common Wonder - The Sixth Superstition (Stevie Wonder + Common)

Stevie Wonder + Common = A Common Wonder (Single + Teaser)

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder,”Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Stevie Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop …

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Make Love to My Car / Int’l Blues Players Anthem (Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTZeUTeKPaQ Under the Soul Mates Project banner of “collaborations that never were,” Amerigo Gazaway’s latest imagines a recording session between Blues great, BB King, and Texas rap legends, UGK. Aptly titled “BB & The Underground Kingz: The Trill is Gone,” the producer seamlessly bridges the gap between hip-hop and its predecessor, the blues. Download the …

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Artwork Collaboration with Cartoonist Drew Dernavich

In 2014, The Soul Mates Project teamed up with New Yorker magazine cartoonist, Drew Dernavich, on the satirical visuals for Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two) album artwork.  Drew’s initial sketches for the artwork and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how it was created can be found here: https://wordspictureshumor.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/mashed/

Apple iPad Commercial: “Jason’s Verse”

Following the release of Amerigo’s acclaimed Marvin Gaye/Mos Def conceptual collaboration “Yasiin Gaye,”  The Soul Mates Project worked closely with Apple’s creative team to develop the soundtrack for the latest commercial in their “What Will Your Verse Be” marketing campaign, “Jason’s Verse.” Settling on a revamped version of Amerigo’s “Yasiin Gaye” single “You Are Undeniable, …

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“The Good Man” Film Soundtrack

Working with acclaimed film maker Phil Harrison, The Soul Mates Project contributed the soundtrack to a pivotal scene in “The Good Man” film.  Taking top prizes in several international film festivals, “The Good Man” found it’s US release in October of 2014. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Good-Man-Phil-Harrison/dp/B00IIK6CGU/ref=sr_1_2 Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-good-man/id873130906

Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye)

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 …

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