Napoleon Da Legend, Amerigo Gazaway - The World Changed
Producer Amerigo Gazaway and Napoleon Da Legend flex their creative chemistry on a new collaborative project, “The World Changed”.
Connecting on the outset of the Covid pandemic, the duo’s rapper-producer formula showcases NDL’s introspective lyricism while highlighting Gazaway’s growth and evolution as a beatsmith.
“Amerigo and I connected in a time of great turmoil and change both on a planetary scale but also on a personal scale in both our lives. His ear for highlighting the “soul” of a sample really gave me the space to dial into the many emotions I was sorting through during that period.” - Napoleon Da Legend
Working in tandem to keep the cohesion heard throughout the album’s 16 song tracklist, NDL finds his pocket on a range of emotions over versatile beats composed with Gazaway’s signature nuances, scratch hooks and interview soundbites.
“This is an album about survival…it’s about navigating and adapting to an ever-changing world while struggling to maintain one’s sanity and peace of mind. Napoleon is a true master of his craft as a poet/storyteller and I think that’s something that really shines through on this record.” - Amerigo Gazaway
With assists from vocalist La Bruja, Brooklyn’s Skyzoo, and three appearances from rapper Awon, ‘The World Changed’ delivers focused bars rooted in boom-bap and soul.
Written & Performed by Napoleon Da Legend
Produced & Mixed by Amerigo Gazaway
Executive Producer: Rickey Mindlin
Soul Mates 2021
Post-Production Mixing & Mastering by ThisIsART:
Album Artwork by Amerigo Gazaway:
Special Guest Features:
Additional vocals written & performed by La Bruja (Track 8):
Additional vocals written & performed by Awon (Tracks 7, 10 & 16):
Additional vocals written & performed by Skyzoo (Track 16):
Written by Gregory Taylor
Rudy For Real Publishing (BMI)
Skyzoo appears courtesy of First Generation Rich Inc.
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