Marvin Gaye's Birthday is today, and the anniversary of his death was yesterday. In his honor, for throwback thursday, here are a few Hip Hop Songs that sampled him, plus the songs they came from.
Turn Da Lights Off - Tweet ft. Missy
The sample is right there in the beginning. It comes from
If This World Were Mine - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Next Up, The Pen & The Needlz - Lupe blacks out on the track, listen to the lyrics
It's sampled from the Marvin track Mercy, Mercy Me (go to 2:40 to hear the sampled part)
We get a 2 for one on this one. 50 Cent - Ghetto Qu'ran
and Smilez and Southstar's one hit wonder Tell Me
both sample Stop, Look, Listen to your heart by Marvin and Diana Ross (this is a remix, but you owe it to your self to download the original)
Shaggy - Mr. Bombastic
Sampled from Let's Get it On (duh!)
Finally, The best Marvin Gaye Sample of all time goes to Kanye West - Spaceship (starts at :33)
That sample is from Distant Lover:
I could listen to those last two songs on repeat forever.