Yasiin Bey & Marvin Gaye – Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Full Album)

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 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.
Unlike his “Fela Soul” and “Bizarre Tribe” concepts, Amerigo’s process of taking apart and re-orchestrating original samples in a new context was enhanced by a much larger amount of available audio resources (including multitrack stems for vocals, drums, strings, horns, bass, guitar, etc.).
Stream the single “I Want You ‘Til The Summertime” below and grab the full album download below.

01. Intro Theme (The Departure)
02. Inner City Travellin’ Man
03. Definition of Infinity feat. Talib Kweli
04. I Want You ’Til The Summertime
05. Ms. Fat Booty
06. The Panties feat. Teddy Pendergrass
07. Workin’ It Out
08. Peculiar Mathematics
09. T Plays a Cool Loop feat. Andy Flory
10. Time (To Get It Together)
11. Inner City Breathin’ feat. Tammi Terrell
12. Two Worlds feat. Kanye West
13. Soul Mates Radio feat. The Black Astronauts


Marvin Gaye & Yasiin Bey - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure

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