Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are; Got To Be There
Written by Arthur Ross and Leon Ware, this joint, originally recorded by a 14-year-old Michael, was covered by many, including Marvin Gaye and Willie Hutch. Between Michael and Marvin, it’s tough to say who had the better version — each had their own twist on the song — but I love the instrumentation (especially the strings and horns) on Marvin’s, and have had it in heavy rotation over the last 24 hours or so.
Marvin Gaye – I Wanna Be Where You Are; I Want You
The Willie Hutch is slick, too.
Nas & Rick Ross – Tower Heist
Producer: Salaam Remi
Pusha T – What Dreams Are Made Of; Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray
Producer: The VIPs
*Featuring Ric Flair… Whoo!
Marvin Gaye – “T” Plays It Cool; Trouble Man
Producer: Marvin Gaye
*Marvin on drums, keyboard and piano. This joint is a great foundation for a hip-hop record*
“And don’t call me lyrical, ’cause really I’m just a nigga that’s evil and spiritual, I know some rappers using big words to make they similes curve my simplest shit be more pivotal”
Kendrick Lamar Feat. GLC – Poe Mans Dream (His Vice); Section.80
Producer: Willie B
Clipse Feat. Pharrell – I’m Good; Til The Casket Drops
Producer: The Neptunes
Miles Davis – Right Off; A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Producer: Teo Macero
Miles Davis – trumpet
Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone
John McLaughlin – electric guitar
Herbie Hancock – organ
Michael Henderson – electric bass
Billy Cobham – drums
This joint drives and jams, uninterrupted, for damn near 30 minutes.