Amerigo Gazaway – A Common Wonder [Mash-Up] [2017]

Amerigo Gazaway – A Common Wonder [Mash-Up]
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01. Intro Theme (I Wonder)
02. I Was Made to Love H.E.R.
03. Living For The Chi-City
04. Resurrection to Higher Ground
05. Bad Girl feat. Kanye West
06. The Sixth Superstition
07. Innervision Intermission
08. Sugar By The Pound
09. For Once In My Life feat. Erykah Badu
10. Like They Used to Say
11. God Bless the Freestyle (Interlude)
12. The Light (I’m Yours feat. Bobby Caldwell)
13. Southside feat. Kanye West
14. Pop’s Rap feat. Lonnie Lynn Sr.
15. The Sixth Wonder (Bonus Track)

Amerigo Gazaway – A Common Wonder

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder,” Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Steve Wonder.

A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it:

“Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions.”

Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again,” single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album.