Maja7th & Marvin Gaye: Hip-Hop Meets a Soul Legend on “Songs in the Key of Marvin” (Music)

Whenever Hip-Hop sonically meets Soul legend Marvin Gaye, it’s always the inception of a classic. Indianapolis, IN producer, Maja7th was inspired earlier this year to put together a 9-track instrumental EP Songs In The Key Of Marvin as a tribute to the genius.

With fresh arrangements, Maja7th built this EP with a selection of atomized samples and a capellas procured by DJ TopSpeed from various songs off his catalogue, re-purposed each of them using live instrumentation, birthing new vitality into the Motown standards.

Cut from a similar cloth to Madlib and 9th Wonder, the Indiana musician defines musicality highlighting his extensive repertoire using an array of instruments throughout all 9 blends, including piano, retro synths, alongside his MPC, with some input from Jerome Sloss [Saxophone] and Andrez Allen [Bass] on the collaboration “When You Want Me”.

Stream/buy “Songs In The Key Of Marvin” by Maja7th below: