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Hip Hop Curmudgeon, but otherwise a lover of music.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Keith “Guru” Elam...One Year Later.

I promise to NOT blog about someones death next time. But The Guru was and still one the most greatest emcees of ALL TIME. PERIOD.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye

Today would've been Marvin Gaye's 72nd birthday. Assuming had he lived to the age of 72 today I would image he be retired from music right about now, (maybe, maybe not) but think about the music he would've made between now and the 27 years in-between? Already a pioneer in music, he could have led an even newer generation of music.

I remember on April 1, 1984 me and mother were sitting in the living room when it was announced that Marvin Gaye Sr. had shot his son Marvin. I was only seven years old at the time and the first time I heard a Marvin Gaye record was the LP my mother had bought which was Midnight Love featuring the single "Sexual Healing", it wouldn't be till some years later that I discovered the cultural significance that Marvin Gaye had on EVERYTHING.

"I don't make records for pleasure. I did when I was a younger artist, but I don't today. I record so that I can feed people what they need, what they feel. Hopefully, I record so that I can help someone overcome a bad time."

-Marvin Gaye