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Tom Misch + Yussef Dayes: The Real

From vocalist and instrumentalist Tom Misch and drummer Yussef Dayes, “The Real” features a pitched-up sample of “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song
Pharrell May Have Perjured Himself With His “Blurred Lines” Comments

Pharrell May Have Perjured Himself With His “Blurred Lines” Comments

Marvin Gaye’s estate is arguing that Pharrell Williams perjured himself during his conversation with Rick Rubin for GQ last month. Pharrell told Rubin that “there was a shared ‘feeling’ between his
‘Blurred Lines’ Flares Up Again – Marvin Gaye Family Claims Pharrell Perjured Himself

‘Blurred Lines’ Flares Up Again – Marvin Gaye Family Claims Pharrell Perjured Himself

Like a zombie that just won’t stay dead, the “Blurred Lines” case keeps coming back. While the 2015 verdict, in which Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and the song’s publisher were ordered to pay
A Music Video by Marvin Gaye's Son Resurfaced On Twitter and... WTF Is Going On?

A Music Video by Marvin Gaye's Son Resurfaced On Twitter and... WTF Is Going On?

The late, great Marvin Gaye once sang that he “heard it through the grapevine.” Little did I know I’d be expressing the same sentiment…about his son’s music video from 6 years ago. Read more...
Watch the Never-Made Music Video for Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

Watch the Never-Made Music Video for Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

Editor’s note: The Root was a media sponsor of this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference event and panel discussion exploring the marriage of art and activism.Read more...
Seafront healing: Marvin Gaye museum mooted in Belgian town he loved

Seafront healing: Marvin Gaye museum mooted in Belgian town he loved

Ostend tourist board plans tribute to singer who spent 18 months recovering from his addictions in faded fishing townOstend, the blowy Belgian resort on the North Sea, has international aspirations
The Katy Perry Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Mess

The Katy Perry Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Mess

A lawyer explains why future plaintiffs might be better off pleading "fair use" instead of fighting claims of similarities between songs.
The 60 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time

The 60 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time

It is difficult to think of a more impossible task than attempting to rate the 60 all-time greatest Motown songs. Founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy, not only has the label — originally a small
Album Review: Marvin Gaye’s ‘You’re the Man’

Album Review: Marvin Gaye’s ‘You’re the Man’

With 1971’s “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye proved that he could make and bake his own cake, and eat it, too… that he could trade his suave, lover-man pose and debonair devil-may-care attitude for
On Marvin Gaye's 80th Birthday, His Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp Is Here, My Dear

On Marvin Gaye's 80th Birthday, His Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp Is Here, My Dear

It’s time to send your snail mail with the most soulful stamps in these United States of America. I heard it through the grapevine.Read more...
The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!

The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkers Hip-hop
'Kill Moe, Y'all Bammas Trippin': DC Is the Blackest City In America

'Kill Moe, Y'all Bammas Trippin': DC Is the Blackest City In America

As the story goes, around 1975, God was having a conversation with a few of his apostles about the blackest city in America. The winner would have an anthem recorded by arguably the blackest group of
Robin Thicke Is Engaged—and the Line Between Copy and Paste Is Blurred

Robin Thicke Is Engaged—and the Line Between Copy and Paste Is Blurred

Remember when Robin Thicke tried—and tried, and tried again—to get that old thing back a few years ago? Well, if you weren’t paying attention since then, homie decided to finally (and thankfully) move
The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Is Over, and Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Owe $5 Million

The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Is Over, and Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Owe $5 Million

The legal battle that started in 2013 over whether Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams jacked Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” in their song “Blurred Lines” is finally over. Billboard reports that a
Supreme Celebrates Marvin Gaye With New Capsule Dropping This Week

Supreme Celebrates Marvin Gaye With New Capsule Dropping This Week

A day after unveiling a mountain bike collaboration with Santa Cruz, Supreme announces a Marvin Gaye capsule set to drop this week. View this post on Instagram Supreme/Marvin Gaye. 12/13/2018 A post
10 Music Biopics I'd Really Like To See

10 Music Biopics I'd Really Like To See

On Nov. 2, 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about the group Queen, but mostly about the Freddie Mercury, hits theaters nationwide. I can’t wait because I’m a fan of the group and Mercury in
Ed Sheeran Sued for $100 Million for Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”

Ed Sheeran Sued for $100 Million for Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”

Ed Sheeran is facing a $100 million lawsuit alleging that the singer-songwriter plagiarized Marvin Gaye‘s 1973 bedroom classic, “Let’s Get It On,” with his 2014 hit song “Thinking Out Loud,” TMZ
Movie Talk: Will ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Be Successful without an ‘Infinity War’ Connection?

Movie Talk: Will ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Be Successful without an ‘Infinity War’ Connection?

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Mark Reilly, and John Rocha discuss the following: Reports are circulating that Ant-Man and the Wasp will not have a strong connection to Avengers: