Honing his skills throughout Europe, Brazil, and the U.S., Gazaway’s dancefloor driving live set features classic breakbeats, original blends, remixes, edits, and mashups of multiple genres including Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and everything in-between.
We are a week away from dropping Amerigo Gazaway‘s B.B. King/UGK re-imagining,”B.B. & The Underground Kingz: The Trill is Gone,” and have a brand new single to share.
Written by Willie Dixon and originally performed by Muddy Waters,“I Just Wanna Make Love to You” was popularized by the likes of B.B. King, Etta James, and The Rolling Stones. Reinterpreting King’s version as a collaborative effort with UGK, Gazaway incorporated B.B.’s samples while making use of Pimp C & Bun B’s “Ride [F*ck]My Car” vocals. Download/stream B.B. & The Underground Kingz’s “Make Love to My Car“ below.
Under the Soul Mates Project Banner of “collaborations that never were,” Amerigo Gazaway’s latest imagines a recording session between blues great, B.B. King, and Texas rap legends, UGK. Aptly titled “B.B. & The Underground Kingz: The Trill is Gone,” the producer seamlessly bridges the gap between hip-hop and its predecessor, the blues.
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. Paying homage to Pimp C’s signature production style, Amerigo plays much of the organs heard throughout the album. 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.