Producer Amerigo Gazaway made noise with well-received mashup mixtapes such as 2011's Fela Soul and the now banned A Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde releases. Launching his new Soul Mates series, Gazaway combines the soulful sounds of the legendary Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey for an upcoming release titled Yasiin Gaye.
Gazaway's penchant for mixing and matching different genres is definitely on display on “Travellin' Man,” the album's first leak. With samples of Gaye's smooth vocals combined with Bey's confident b-boy raps, the tracks sounds as if the pair actually worked in the same room on the recording. Like Gazaway's previous releases, there's a natural blend of moods and direction which makes the combination of the new and old appear as a seamless mix.
The full project is slated to drop on February 25 for online download. For now, fans can download the first track from Yasiin Gaye from Gazaway's Bandcamp page. Let us know what you think of Yasiin Gaye's “Travellin' Man” in the comments.
Hit the jump to see a teaser video for Yasiin Gaye, along with full size photos of the album and single covers.
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Photos: Amerigo Gazaway