Listen to the Spotify playlist below to hear the original samples used to create Amerigo’s Nina Simone x Lauryn Hill collaboration “The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon“. Featuring tracks by Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Sister Nancy, Nas, Teena Marie, The Delfonics, John Legend, Gladys Knight and many more.
With his latest Soul Mates Records, Amerigo Gazaway imagines a studio session between The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, and living legend, Lauryn Hill. Continuing the “collaborations that never were” theme of his previous releases, the producer seamlessly connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor, Soul.
Back in 2016, I had the pleasure of discussing my conceptual collaboration projects via a roundtable discussion at MoPOP’s annual POP Conference in Seattle. During our discussion, a fellow panelist, writer and professor, Zandria Robinson, posed an interesting question: “where’s your project celebrating women artists?”
Two years later and I’m excited to finally share the answer with my new Nina Simone + Lauryn Hill collaboration, “The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon”. Given the project was, in part, inspired by Zandria’s question, she got the first listen and has written a few words on the album below. – AG