Marvin Gaye x Mos Def-Mashup Album

Wunderbares Mashup-Album von Soul Mates. Der Download auf der Label-Bandcamp-Site bereits wegen Copyright-Bullshits offline, hier funzt er noch.

On [Amerigo Gazaways new Soul Mates 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 the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.