Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are settling a 2013 copyright lawsuit over their hit song, Blurred Lines.  The suit was filed by the family of the late singer Marvin Gaye, who argued that Blurred Lines was too similar to Gaye’s 1977 hit, Got to Give It Up.  Thicke and Williams were ordered to pay the […]

"Thanks Obama" mixes funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B, jazz from the contemporary to the classic.

Many have tried, but none have succeeded in making a biopic movie about Marvin Gaye’s life….until now!   According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Gaye family has given Jamie Foxx the green light to executive produce a limited series about Marvin Gaye’s life.  Foxx stated, “I’ve been a huge fan my whole life, his brilliance […]

Three weeks after a court demanded that the state of Michigan send bottled water to residents who are still impacted by contaminated water, state officials are still trying to fight that order.

On Tuesday, 200 musicians, including R. Kelly, Earth Wind & Fire, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Three 6 Mafia, and a slew of other music industry titans, filed a brief in the Ninth Court of Appeals expressing concern over last year's ruling, during which Marvin Gaye's children won $7.4 million after suing the trio for copyright infringement.

It’s evident that Marvin Gaye’s family is not playing! We all know that they sued and won their $7.2 million lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Farrell for sampling Marvin’s “Got To Give It Up” to make “Blurred Lines.”  Well, now the family of Ed Townsend, the co-writer for Marvin Gaye’s song, “Let’s Get It On” […]

Pharrell WIlliams’ smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke has been the source of many debates regarding its relation to Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."

Geraldo Rivera tried to slam Kendrick Lamar, as well as hip-hop as a whole, after the Compton rapper’s performance at the BET Awards this summer. Geraldo used his platform to blanket hip-hop as hate, while Kendrick used his response to invoke his First Amendment right. Now, America may be using the song in question – “Alright” – […]

Here’s a 30 For 30 pitch: What if I told you one of the greatest R&B singers of all time sought to build his legacy on the…


Jan Gaye, wife of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about her new book, After the Dance: My…

Janis Gaye, one of the 17 children of pioneering musician Slim Gaillard, spent the early years of her life in foster care, ultimately going to…