Valentines Day Edition: Black Culture Month Cultural Figure of the Day- Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye, 1939-1984

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I bet hundreds and hundreds of guys are getting Marvin Gaye’s songs ready on their iPods for their big dates with their Valentines tonight. Marvin got his big break in Motown, with two songs that were both about sweet lovin; “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You,” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” Marvin’s lyrics are so soulful, and he composed his music to sound and feel soulful as well. He ignored the taboo of sex in music, and instead, embraced it. He wanted to make music that would inspire couples all over the world to live in the moment . His music is about intimate culture, hash tag getting pleys, and hash tag getting burgahs:

“And if you feel, how I feel baby, then cmon…Lets Get It On.”

“And baby, I can’t hold it much longer
It’s getting stronger and stronger
And when I get that feeling
I want Sexual Healing”

The music world now talks about sex all the time, but Marvin was more in the business of love. He helped millions of guys get lucky all over the world, and for that, I personally thank you.

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