Amerigo Gazeway blessed our senses again with the second installment of his conceptual project “Yasiin Gaye”, a collaboration of Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) and Marvin Gaye’s greatest work. If you missed the first installment “Yasiin Gaye: The Departure“, no worries, click here to envibe. The second installment, “Yasiin Gaye: The Return”, switches up the focus from the first project and focuses on Marvin Gaye’s brilliant production, which sometimes is overlooked. Here is Amerigo’s breakdown behind his work:
“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] verses in a new context.”
Also, check out “Yasiin Gaye: The Return” album artwork. New Yorker magazine cartoonist, Drew Dernavich injected some satire about copyright issues Amerigo Gazaway has had to endure with both installments. Eh, folks need to relax. Click here to have an eargasm.