I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for the second half of Amerigo Gazaway‘s magical blend of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey. This project is a must, along with the first half, and if you grab a free download it comes with a pdf, including liner notes going into some detail behind each song. Enjoy.
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] versus in a new context.