Oh man, the best thing happened today. Lemme back up though. A couple months back I was re-shelving some records I’d pulled out to play a show, and I noticed one of em seemed a little on the light and skinny side, so I looked in and sure enough, the sleeve was straight up empty. No idea where the record went. And to make matters worse, it’s a really cool record – Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, which is an album I’ve really fallen in love with lately. Bummer. I figured I must have haphazardly stuck it in some other sleeve in the heat of the moment, but I had no way of knowing which one, so I just left it up to the fates to bring it back to me.
And today, it happened. I was practicing for this experimental music show I’m helpin out with this Friday, and I pulled out what should have been a record of synthesized bell sounds (sorry I still got your record, Robbie. I’ll get it back to you soon buddy) and instead I pulled out… Marvin Gaye. Beautiful.
So in celebration, here’s a really awesome song from that album, plus a real cool song that samples that song as a bonus. I don’t think this quite qualifies as a Rap Journey, only 2 stops, more of a… Soul Errand? Nah that’s dumb. No name for this one. Just listen and CELEBRATE cuz now I can play this record for you all again when you come see me! Thanks, universe!
Marvin Gaye – After the Dance
Nas – Play On, Playa (feat. Snoop Dogg)