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Fela Soul: The Original Samples (Playlist)

What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Amerigo Gazaway. Listen now to hear the original samples via the 4-hour Spotify playlist below. Featuring tracks by Fela Kuti, James Brown, The Bar-Kays, Reflection Eternal & more. Download …

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Nina Simone + Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Eunice Waymon (Full Album)

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 …

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Nina Simone + Lauryn Hill = Feeling Good (Single + Teaser)

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. Watch the album’s teaser vid above, stream/download …

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Rick James & The Soul Mates – Thank You (Video + Single)

BIG thanks to everyone that subscribed to our new $3/monthly Bandcamp subscription service.  As a gesture of appreciation, check out Amerigo’s Rick James & Jay-Z rework, “Thank You”. Sampling Rick James’ 1983 Album-Of-The-Year [sung] acceptance speech (broadcast via satellite from James’ home studio), Gazaway reimagines the moment with a fitting guest verse from Jay-Z and repurposed drums courtesy of Questlove and …

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Stevie Wonder & Common – A Common Wonder (Full Album)

Transcending space and time, Amerigo Gazaway‘s latest Soul Mates project envisions an extended studio session between living legends Stevie Wonder and Common. A return to the soul meets hip-hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Yasiin Bey pairing Yasiin Gaye, Gazaway connects the dots between hip-hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the …

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Stevie Wonder + Common = A Common Wonder (Single + Teaser)

With our latest Soul Mates Records release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder,”Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Stevie Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop …

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Make Love to My Car / Int’l Blues Players Anthem (Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTZeUTeKPaQ Under the Soul Mates Records banner of “collaborations that never were,” Amerigo Gazaway’s latest imagines a recording session between Blues great, BB King, and Texas rap legends, UGK. Aptly titled “BB & The Underground Kingz: The Trill is Gone,” the producer seamlessly bridges the gap between hip-hop and its predecessor, the blues. Download the …

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B.B. King & UGK – B.B. & The Underground Kingz: The Trill Is Gone (Full Album)

As promised, we’re amped to share B.B. & The Underground Kingz: The Trill is Gone, the latest release from producer Amerigo Gazaway’s Soul Mates series of “collaborations that never were.” Like his previous releases, Yasiin Gaye and  Fela Soul, Gazaway latest traces the roots of hip-hop through the music of its forefathers. Re-imaging a recording session …

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