Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def and Marvin Gaye): The Departure (Side One) by @amerigo615 #nashville #hiphop #download

“As a producer and fan, there is something truly powerful and humbling about listening to the original [Marvin Gaye] multitracks. It’s almost as if you can feel the rawness and vulnerability in his voice. If you listen carefully on certain takes, you can sometimes even hear him harmonizing faintly in the background with the female backup singers. It honestly gives me chills every time I hear it.“ -Amerigo Gazaway

Utilizing those resources wisely, Gazaway built the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics and re-purposed 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 delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album.


The entire Yasiin Gaye download was unavailable due to a takedown notice from the Recording Industry Association of America.



YRB Magazine is proud to host the download on its servers in defense to Amerigo, as we anticipate the release of Side Two!!!!



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