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DITC’s Lord Finesse Remixes Classic Motown Songs for Forthcoming ‘Motown State Of Mind’ Album

Legendary rapper, hip-hop producer, and founding member of the influential collective Diggin’ In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), Lord Finesse is back with his most ambitious project to date: Motown State of Mind, a set of handpicked Motown classics remixed and reimagined. The inspired new remix album will be available to stream on June 26 via Motown/UMe and the remix of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want […]

Marvin Gaye’s 1972 Album ‘You’re The Man’ to be Released

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On April 2, iconic singer/songwriter Marvin Pentz Gaye would have turned 80 years old. For his legion of fans, there is good news concerning his catalog of music. In celebration of his birthday, Motown is preparing to premiere an unreleased album by Marvin Gaye that’s well over 40 years old entitled You’re the Man. The […]

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams Ordered to Pay $5 Million to Marvin Gaye’s Estate

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $5 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for the copyright of Thicke’s 2013 hit single, “Blurred Lines,” after a 5-year legal battle. The songwriters were accused of copyright infringement due to the song’s similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit, “Got To Give It Up.” The pair were ordered […]

Dr. Dre Slated To Produce Marvin Gaye Biopic

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With production credits from 2015’s Straight Outta Compton under his belt, legendary Hip Hop icon Dr. Dre is ready to take on another big musical biography and make a motion picture. According to several media reports, the Compton native is already in pre-production stages of a film. According to a rep from Sony/ATV, Dr. Dre, […]

Dr. Dre is Reportedly Working on a Movie About Marvin Gaye

Dr. Dre is Reportedly Working on a Movie About Marvin Gaye

Dr. Dre is reportedly in the early stages of getting a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, as per Variety. Sources report that rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured. The music mogul’s film credits include 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, where he served as an executive producer, alongside Ice Cube. F. Gary Gray, Cameron […]

Raekwon Discusses His Tribute To Marvin Gaye On The Eve Of His Birth & Death

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One of the standout tracks from Raekwon’s recently released seventh solo-masterpiece, The Wild, is undoubtedly his heartfelt tribute to Marvin Gaye, simply entitled “Marvin” which features Cee-Lo. With “Marvin,” Raekwon authors his own audio autobiography of the fellow iconic artist, detailing his upbringing, his artistic legacy, his turbulent personal life and his tragic death (at […]

Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie, and More Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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On June 9, Marvin Gaye and Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) celebrates musical pioneers. Gaye, who is being inducted posthumously, helped shape the sound of Motown. His major hits include “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing,” which won two […]

Here’s dvsn’s Cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”

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The enigmatic R&B and Soul act, dvsn, who recently signed to Drake‘s OVO Sound record label, have spent most of the Spring making their welcomed introduction, from covering classic R&B songs like Aaliyah‘s “One In a Million,” to releasing their debut album, Sept. 5th, featuring soulful cuts like “Too Deep” and “Hallucinations.” Though his (or their) […]

Watch Pharrell’s Uneasy “Blurred Lines” Court Deposition

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This past spring, a judge ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke had to pay $7.5 Million to the estate of legendary singer Marvin Gaye for infringing on his song “Got To Give It Up” based on their 2013 chart topping collaboration “Blurred Lines.” The now landmark case was one of the most talked about […]

The Celebration Of The Late Prince Of Soul: Marvin Gaye

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Today we reflect on the late great Marvin Gaye 31 years later On this day in history 31-years-ago was a day of mourning, the day when Soul Music lost superstar Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. The singer was taken at the short age of 44 the day before his birthday, fatally shot by his father Marvin […]

Blurred Legal Lines: What’s Going On In Gaye v. Pharrell/Robin Thicke/T.I.?

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Keith O’Connor is an entertainment attorney in NYC.  Follow him on Twitter.  On March 10, 2015, a California federal jury found that “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit song of 2013, infringed on Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” and awarded the late soul singer’s family nearly $7.4 million. The verdict, which sent […]

Marvin Gaye’s Estate Expected To Further Hold T.I, Interscope Records Accountable

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The Gaye family is continuing to put out lawsuits to everyone involved in the making of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” track. Recently, they won the case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for $7.4 million, but it looks like they aren’t finished. The family is now coming after Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak […]

‘Blurred Lines’ Profits Over $16 Million in Revenue

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As the “Blurred Lines’ trial continues, jurors got an inside look on how much Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. financially made from the single. Both sides agree to the settlement that attributes to $16,675, 690 in profits for the “Blurred Lines’ single; which was the biggest single of 2013. This left $5,658,214 to Thicke, […]

New Blend Video From Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye Project Is Pure Hip Hop

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Simply for clicking into this post, I thank you off the bat for being interested in real Hip Hop. If you recall, last month we posted Amerigo Gazaway‘s project, Yasiin Gaye – The Departure (Side One) where the blend king mashed Yasiin Bey with Marvin Gaye and it was just as awesome as it sounds. […]