by Itoro Udoko
Amerigo Gazaway has arrived with a preview of his upcoming project, Yasiin Gaye, his first full-length since parting ways with Gummy Soul. Yasiin Gaye is the first installment in Gazaway’s new “Soul Mates” series, which continues the narrative of his past conceptual mash-ups, Fela Soul and Bizarre Tribe. Yasiin Gaye pairs Brooklyn MC Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for maybe the greatest hip-hop/soul collaboration that never happened. Check out the video trailer above, and hear the first single from the upcoming project, “Inner City Travellin’ Man,” below or via Soundcloud.
Yasiin Gaye is slated for release on Feb. 25.