Yasiin Gaye – ‘Inner City Travellin’ Man (Soul Mates Remix)’

Yasiin Gaye

Yasiin Gaye is the latest project of Amerigo Gazaway, formerly operating under the Gummy Soul guise and the brains behind the Fela Soul mixtape/mashup albums, and one of an elite few who’s done mash ups justice.

Gazaway’s latest project unites rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, he’s aiming for a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a mere ‘mashup’ album. ‘Inner City Travellin’ Man’ is a hugely impressive prelude; taking one part Yasiin Bey in the form of ‘Travellin’ Man’ and one part Marvin Gaye in the form of ‘Innercity Blues’, put them together and you’ve got ‘Inner City Travellin’ Man’. This is apparently the first installment of a whole new series called ‘Soul Mates’ and suggests great things for Yasiin Gaye and the broader series on a whole.

Yasiin Gaye is released on February 25th. You can stream or download ‘Inner City Travellin’ Man’ below: 

Max Tannone – Mic Check 1234! (Hip-Hop/Punk Mash-up)

Mash-ups have become increasingly popular over the past decade or so, however, sifting through the volumes of mediocrity and downright awful mash-ups can be an arduous task to say the least.

One man you can consistently bank on to deliver something of real class and quality is Max Tannone. The NYC producer is the man behind GhostfunkMos DubDub Kweli and Jaydiohead, and his brand new remix project Mic Check 1234! is yet another supremely brilliant piece of work. This time he’s decided to pit some of his favorite emcees’ most socio-political material with some of the best punk bands ever. And why not? Afterall, great hip-hop and punk have a lot in common; both want to affect change, to rebel against the status quo, or to simply just get up and move.

Yet another stunning album from Max Tannone and like the old adage says, some times the best things in life are free. You can spin some choice cuts below or check here for more info or download the whole thing for free.

Fela Soul: De La Soul / Fela Kuti mashup album

Separating the wheat from the chaff in the world of mashups can be a tough task, but every now and again a real gem springs itself on us.

Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway has done just that, pairing De La Soul with Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti to create Fela Soul. It is a very enjoyable 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems which seamlessly intertwines into something completely new, fresh and original

Listen to Fela Soul below or you can download the album for FREE from Bandcamp

Download: Fela Soul – Stakes Is High

Download: Fela Soul – Itsoweezee

Download: Fela Soul – Feel Good Inc.

Free Music: Wugazi – 13 Chambers

Sifting through the tripe in the world of mashups is tough work but when you find a special one, it’s worth it.

Minneapolis duo Doomtree (aka Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy) have decided to embrace the art of cut & paste by pitting the post-rock noisemakers, Fugazi, with the works of Wu-Tang Clan.

Aptly titled Wugazi, 13 Chambers, the duo set out a thirteen song collision course of extraordinary proportions, which really shouldn’t work but it does, oh how it does!

You can grab it for FREE from Wugazi.com. Here’s three reasons why below!

Download:  Wugazi – Another Cheeseboxin’ Arguement

Download: Wugazi – P.L.O. Squared

Download: Wugazi – Ghetto Afterthought

Free Music: Max Tannone – Ghostfunk

New York producer Max Tannone, the brains behind Mos Dub, Dub Kweli and Jaydiohead projects is back, with a genius new mash-up record.

This guy needs no introduction, his previous work speaks for itself. The new project is called Ghostfunk and on this occasion Tannone pairs Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. A daunting to task to most but as we’ve seen from his previous work, Max Tannone can pull it off

Here’s three reasons to grab the entire album for FREE from his website.

Download: Ghostfunk – Make It N.Y.

Download: Ghostfunk – Mighty Agho

Download: Ghostfunk – The Same Girl