Tag Archives: Marvin Gaye

Yasiin Gaye-The Return (Side Two)

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Amerigo Gazaway’s second installment in his Yasiin Gaye project, The Return (Side Two) is now available for download. Gazaway used Gaye’s early sampling in his production work as inspiration. His liner notes break down the anatomy of each song with corresponding anecdotes. The Brooklyn meets Motown vibe gets injected by a humorous cartoon drawn by Drew Dernavich which pokes fun at the RIAA’s stance on copyrights.

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Yasiin Gaye-The Return Side Two (Official Teaser)

The teaser video for Yasiin Gaye’s “The Return Side Two” starts with Yasiin Gaye walking and rapping through the streets of Tokyo. But the video gets eerie with footage of Marvin Gaye boxing, his funeral and his father appearing in court for murdering him.

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Yasiin Gaye-Ms.Fat Booty

The video for Yasiin Gaye’s “Ms. Fat Booty” is a mix of images from Marvin Gaye’s early Motown days and his Sexual Healing days combined with footage from Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” video. Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” rap is essentially layered on top of Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

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Yasiin Gaye-I Want You ‘Til The Summertime (Soul Mates 7″ Remix)

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“I Want You Til The Summertime” (Soul Mates “7 remix) is the second single from Amerigo Gazaway’s highly anticipated Yasiin Gaye project of which Side One The Departure came out today. You acquire the first side of the album from his Bandcamp page. Side 2: (The Return) will follow soon.

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

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway is prepping for the release of Yasiin Gaye with the leak of “Inner City Travellin’ Man.” Gazaway’s Fela Soul and Bizarre:Tribe projects in 2011 and 2012 were musical mash-ups that quickly identified him as a tasteful remixer of hip-hop and Afrobeat. Yasiin Gaye is the first release in Gazaway’s new Soul Mates collaboration series and it puts together the music of Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye.

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Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing Biopic Footage

This is the first footage from the Marvin Gaye biopic Sexual Healing. Jesse L. Martin portrays Gaye’s life in the ’80’s when he was making his Midnight Love album that gave him a huge comeback thanks to the song “Sexual Healing.” Gaye was living in Belgium coping with American tax issues, depression and a drug habit. Julien Temple is the film’s director and S.Epatha Merkerson plays Marvin’s mother and Dwight Henry is cast as the senior Gaye. It is scheduled for a home video release on April 1st which is the 30th anniversary of Gaye’s death.

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. Isn’t it cool how Kendrick Lamar wants to restore the beauty balance in rap videos with a dark-skinned model?

2. Will the Zulu Nation succeed in getting Worldstarhiphop to drop hip-hop from its name?

3. Will Julien Temple’s Marvin Gaye biopic fare better with Jesse L. Martin playing the lead?

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. Isn’t it dope how MC Hammer danced better than some people half his age at the AMAs?

2. Is Lenny Kravitz a good fit to play Marvin Gaye in a film directed by Julian Temple?


3. Did you watch the Michael Jackson: Bad 25 documentary?

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Media Questions Of The Week


1. How can Sheila Johnson co-founder of BET say that she is ashamed of the network and she doesn’t recommend her children watch it when their programming was already trashy before they sold it to Viacom in 2003?

2. Why can’t VH1 honor Luther Campbell’s entrepreneurial successes as well as his role in 2 Live Crew? Campbell was the first rapper to have his own label and was responsible for putting out the R&B group H-Town. He has had many other successes in the entertainment field outside of the group that famously beat obscenity charges in 1990 with the help of Henry Louis Gates Jr. who defended their music.

3. If offered should Common portray Marvin Gaye in a biopic?

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Motown Celebrates Marvin Gaye

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Santa Monica, CA, March 30, 2009—In the 50th anniversary year of Motown, April 2, 2009 will mark the 70th birthday of the late great Marvin Gaye. Sadly, April 1 will also mark the 25th anniversary of his tragic death the day before his 45th birthday. Motown’s top solo male artist of the ’60s, led by his “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”—at one time the biggest selling single in Motown history—Gaye became the label’s most revolutionary artist in the ’70s, breaking down barriers whether singing about the body or the soul, social consciousness or sexual politics. From his ’60s classic “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” to his legendary rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, he defined the soul in “soul music.”

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