Hip-Hop Celebrates The Life Of Marvin Gaye With Samples

Asmar Bouie

 // Apr 2, 2016

Today (April 2) we celebrate the life and impact of one of the most influential and talented artists of his generation, Marvin Gaye. The singer became more than just an Motown icon, he became an idea, a standard and a starting point. Even though it's been over three decades since his passing, urban music recording artists continue to revisit his soulful compositions.

Here, REVOLT highlights 10 of our favorite Marvin Gaye-sampled hits.

Marvin Gaye: "Inner City Blues" (1971)

Scarface: "A Minute To Pray A Second To Die" (1991)

Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Scarface A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die
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Marvin Gaye: "God Is Love" (1970)

Common: "Love Is" (2005)

God Is Love (Extended Version)
Marvin Gaye - Topic
Common - Love Is... (Prod. J Dilla)

Marvin Gaye: "After The Dance" (1976)

Ice Cube: "Steady Mobbin'" (1991)

After The Dance - Marvin Gaye - YouTube
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Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin'

Marvin Gaye: "You're All I Need To Get By" (1995)

Notorious B.I.G: "My Downfall" (1997)

Method Man: "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" featuring Mary J. Blige (1995)

You're All I Need To Get By
Marvin Gaye - Topic
Biggie Smalls feat DMC - My Downfall
Method Man Ft. Mary J. Blige - You're All I Need (1994)

Marvin Gaye: "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again"(1976)

JAY Z: "American Dreaming" (2007)

Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
Marvin Gaye - Topic
American Dreamin'
Jay Z - Topic

Marvin Gaye: "Mercy Mercy Me" (1971)

Kanye West: "Spaceship" (2004)

Nas: "Sweet Dreams" featuring R.Kelly (1996)

Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
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Spaceship (Explicit)
Kanye West - Topic
Nas - Street Dreams

Marvin Gaye: "Distant Lover" (1973)

Travis Scott: "Back Yard" (2014)

Distant Lover
Marvin Gaye - Topic
Travis Scott - Backyard [Days Before Rodeo Mixtape]

Marvin Gaye: "Sexual Healing" (1982)

Chris Brown: "Back To Sleep (Remix)" featuring Usher and Zayne Malike (2016)

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Chris Brown ft. Usher & Zayn - Back To Sleep (Remix)
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