Back for side two comes the second mashup album by remix producer Amerigo Gazaway, Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two), in which the best of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Marvin Gaye are seamlessly made into new classics.
As part of Amerigo’s Soul Mates Series he’s raised the bar already with Yasiin Gaye: The Departure, Fela Soul (Fela Kuti and De La Soul) and Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde (Tribe Called Quest and Pharcyde).
Gazaway had this to say about side two and focusing on Marvin Gaye’s role as producer;
“I wanted to build this side from more of Marvin’s original production work. He was doing a lot of what we do now, in terms of looping and pulling samples from other pre-recorded sessions decades before hip-hop made it common practice to do so. This also gave me the room to feature other artist [Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Talib, etc.] and re-present those classic Mos [Def] verses in a new context.”
Stream below or download the The Return for free.