So I start my blog last week and I tell myself I’m going to make daily updates. Already slackin’ … Luckily for me, I think this post makes up for a couple days lost.
Yesterday, I had no idea who Amerigo Gazaway was. Today, I think he’s a bit of a musical genius. Apparently, mashups are his forte and after 3 spins, front to back, today alone, I can easily co-sign his strength in mixing and mashing.
As a kid I was blessed with a mother who had excellent taste in music. Marvin Gaye was one of her favorites and we listened to his music a lot. Years later, after I had fallen head over heels with hip-hip, I gravitated to Dante Smith AKA Mos Def AKA (now) Yasiin Bey. He quickly became my favorite MC and eventually just an all-around talented person I look up to.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder I’m completely in love with this mashup album. The soul born in Marvin’s generation is expertly layered and woven into the soul of Yasiin’s—truly timeless music.
I can’t wait until “Side Two” drops. Until then, I will be playing this HEAVY. Enjoy.
Oh and huge S/O to my homegirl jayou for putting me up on this!