It truly is amazing how Amerigo makes these blends so successfully. He’s blessed us with Yasiin Gaye, Fe La Soul, Bizarre Tribe, and now a soulful Common and Stevie Wonder mix………..Amerigo is a magician. I’ve been fortunate to see both Common and Stevie Wonder perform live and they are two of the best to ever do it. They are both geniuses in their genres and this mix showcases those skills perfectly. Listen to this mix and appreciate the genius of Stevie Wonder and Common.
With our latest Soul Mates Project 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, Steve 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 and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogs. As Gazaway put it:
“Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions”
Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again,” single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album.
About a week or so ago we brought you the intro to the long awaited “Side Two”. Here it is in it’s entirety. Grab it, Play it, Study it, and take some notes on how to keep your name out there. Shouts to Soulmates for giving us all this great stuff for free.
Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo united 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-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivered a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album. This is the first visual mash off that project. COMING SOON: YASIIN GAYE: THE RETURN (Side Two)
Yo Amerigo….you’re a beast for this one! Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def and Marvin Gaye) is another one of Amerigo Gazaway’s creations. This is is sick!
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 (Formerly 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’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
Here’s a last minute gift for everyone. The newest mix from Amerigo Gazaway. Fuck with it. Merry Chismahanakwaznkia.
1. Dirty Boyz – All I Want For Christmas (Is To Get it Crunk)
2. Amerigo Gazaway – Beanie Weather feat. Frank Sinatra & Elf
3. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby (Alexkid & DJ Seep Remix)
4. Ludacris – Ludacrismas
5. Outkast & UGK x Brandon Bass & Curiosity – Int’l Xmas Anthem
6. Kanye West feat. Santa Claus – Mercy Xmas (RL Grime Remix)
7. Krispy Kreme AKA Froggy Fresh – Christmas
8. Gents & Jawns x Home Alone – Turn Up Ye Filthy Animal
8. Daveyboyz – Dubstep Santa
9. Eazy-E x DJ Snake – Merry Muthaphuckkin’ Bird Machine
10. Bobby C Sound TV – Jingle Rock The Bells
11. DMX x Sage The Gemeni – Like A Red Nose Reindeer
12. Yin Yang Twins – Deck Da Club
13. Outro (Aunt Bethany Sings The National Anthem)
Amerigo Gazaway (The genius who brought us “Fe La Soul”) is back with an amazing visual representation of the #Occupy movement. Please watch this video. Peace.
“My ‘American Dream’ was hijacked by a system designed to disproportionately benefit those on top of the economic food chain. As a Dean’s List student with the top award for my major, I graduated from college this summer to virtually zero opportunities. The 99% aren’t lazy freeloaders but rather hard working Americans simply looking to fulfill their potential. I fully support the movement because our struggles are shared. I am the 99%.”