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Hip-Hop Celebrates The Life Of Marvin Gaye With Samples

A sampling of our 10 favorite tunes Marvin sparked.

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: "God Is Love" (1970)

Common: "Love Is" (2005)

Marvin Gaye: "After The Dance" (1976)

Ice Cube: "Steady Mobbin'" (1991)

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)

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

JAY Z: "American Dreaming" (2007)

Marvin Gaye: "Mercy Mercy Me" (1971)

Kanye West: "Spaceship" (2004)

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

Marvin Gaye: "Distant Lover" (1973)

Travis Scott: "Back Yard" (2014)

Marvin Gaye: "Sexual Healing" (1982)

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

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