Welcome to the South Easy
Its been a long time. Shouldn’t have left you… Alarm didn’t ring and I slept through. Yeah, I’ve been a little off recently and lazy with the posts, but I’m gonna make things better. I promise. Starting with this little beauty from Amerigo Gazaway, whose name you may know from his previous project Yasin Gaye where he mashed up some mighty Mos Def and a bit of Marvin to great effect.
The Trill is Gone sees Gazaway sticking to the same formula only this time he’s combining the verbals from one of my favourites, UGK, and stirring them up with a bit of the blues from B.B. King. Well worth checking out. And of course, its a free download. RIP Pimp C.
Crafting the album’s bedrock from deconstructed samples of King’s electric blues hits, Gazaway re-imagined what might have happened had King and UGK actually recorded in the same time and space. Tapping UGK historian and documentary film maker, Sama’an Ashrawi, for unreleased interview audio, the producer cleverly uses the soundbites to help build his project’s narrative. Strategically looping and lacing Lucille’s guitar licks and B.B.’s road tales with Bun B & Pimp C’s southern fried storytelling, Gazaway finds a sweet spot in the overlapping themes of his subjects’ respective catalogs