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The respective releases of ‘Let’s Get It On’ (1973), ‘I Want You’ (1976) and ‘janet.’ (1993) saw Marvin Gaye and Janet Jackson’s subject matter become sexually provocative. By this time, both had established themselves as among the music industry elite. Marvin renewed his contract with Motown for a deal worth…


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Marvin Gaye and Janet Jackson. Two performers most wouldn’t think to examine side by side, despite being two of the most daring black artists of all time. Especially where “pop stars” are concerned.

The only critic to consider the parallels between them is David Ritz. For Rolling Stone, he wrote…


The early 2000s can arguably be recalled as R&B’s swan song, its final curtain call if you will. I won’t extend this belief that R&B is dead as it is both inaccurate and reductive. If you look hard enough and monitor the appropriate mediums, one will find there is still…


Being human. Being a person. Qualities all fathers possess but don’t always utilize. Now evidently everyone is human, but when I say human I mean it in a manner that is more qualitative. Being approachable. …

Sope Soetan

Music Enthusiast | Journalist | English Language & Literature Graduate |

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