Ann Powers. Marvin Gaye at left , pictured here circa , at the age of At right, the year-old rapper Drake. Gaye died in , two years before Drake was born. This week may have seen the 40th anniversary of Tupac Shakur 's birth, but another soulful revenant has materialized on pop's horizon. Marvin Gaye , whose What's Going On just had it's own 40th anniversary, celebrated with a beautiful new deluxe edition, has revisited us often since his untimely death in
Marvin Gaye classic subtitled “The Ecology”
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The song is no longer the black cri de coeur it used to be, but balm for hypocrites, especially the limousine liberals of leisure media like Rolling Stone. It is necessary to call out this BLA alliance in order to clarify the usurpation of black American social and spiritual aspiration by the plainly political, even satanic aims of social domination. Only Morrissey has dared to record a song addressing citizens who take to fearful compliance. His emotional amplitude evokes a different sensibility and moral awareness than the generation raised on petulance knows. Gaye espoused a loving philosophy that has not been taught to those who believe dissent means that only they are right. A greatest album poll by the activist magazine The Atlantic would no doubt exploit Marvin Gaye and produce the same specious result: Black pop as a decoy for elitist power.
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This album marked a huge departure for Gaye, as most of his catalogue at the time had mostly consisted of love ballads and upbeat tracks. He also wrote about his personal struggles, such as difficulties within his marriage and the heartbreaking death of his duet partner and close friend Tammi Terrell. Along with the powerful lyrical messages he delivered, the sonic elements of the record are just as impactful. Marvin Gaye enlisted talented musicians such as The Funk Brothers and also the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to create a magnificent blend of sounds that could evoke emotion from a brick wall.