Posts Tagged ‘Marvin Gaye’

Video : Jay-Z on Oprah’s Master Class

After breaking through Oprah Winfrey’s Hip Hop ceiling in a 2009 episode that also featured Barbara Streisand, Jay-Z has held Winfrey’s attention. More importantly though, Jay has seemingly earned Winfrey’s respect, as evidenced by his inclusion in her new series Master Class: “Wherever you grow up, it‘s your root. It‘s everything you are.” “The work […]

Video : John Legend on Ground Zero Mosque & Rights of Muslims

John Legend, whose joint album with The Roots ‘Wake Up!’ due out September 21, spoke to Hard Knock.TV about the controversy surrounding the alleged Ground Zero Mosque. For Legend, who actually lives in New York City, the debate should center around the rights of Muslims in the United States and not about the acts of […]

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times : The Music of 2009

The biggest story in music this year was the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, the Once and Future King of Pop. Moreso than the death of an individual, the King of Pop’s death signified the end of the explosive, border crossing, iconic, truly global megastar. Six months into a year that saw Pop music deep […]