Amerigo Gazaway, the brainchild behind the critically acclaimed Fela Soul mashup and the now unavailable (due to copyright misunderstandings) Bizzare Tribe, is back with the lead single from his latest re-working project, aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye“.
Utilizing deconstructed samples and constructing entirely new but recognizable tracks, Gazaway carefully strips Marvin Gaye’s pivotal “Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)” down to bare bones and then fleshes it back out to his liking. Once our ears are treated to that, he deftly meshes Yasiin (Mos Def) Bey’s Travellin’ Man vocals into the conglomeration.
The result, as a testament to Amerigo’s prowess for this sort of thing, is nothing short of supremely soulful. Check the teaser vid below, get a download of the lead single HERE and make sure to keep this project in mind to grab when it releases 02/25.