Inside his series of collabos that never were, Producer Amerigo Gazaway brings together Brooklyn MC Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye in a never-before joint project aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. The album encompasses deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics where Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. He then meticulously laces Mos Def’s raps and Gaye’s deep vocals over new arrangements.
Peep the teaser video above for a sneak peak of “Yasiin Gaye” and download the album’s (free) lead single “Inner City Travelin’ Man” after the break.
[VIA – XXL Mag]