Dynasty- A Star In Life’s Clothing (2013)


Die Rapperin Dynasty released ein layed back Album über Jakarta Records. Ihr Einfluss von Erykah Badu, Mos Def und Talib Kweli ist hörbar auf ihrer Debüt Platte. Auch DJ Premier verleiht seiner Überzeugung mittels einer Produktion auf dem Album Ausdruck. 

Figub Brazlevič bedient sich an ihren Vocals und remixt die Kollaboration mit Skyzoo.

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Amerigo Gazaway- Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye- The Departure (Side One) (2014)


Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes 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.

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