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The Tragedy of Marvin Gaye Is That We Never Got to Know Him

Reflecting on the soul icon’s unanswered prayers 50 years after the release of his seminal album ‘What’s Going On’

Photo: Gie Knaeps/Getty Images

My grandmother wore out the VHS tape. Then she bought another copy and wore that one out, too.

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Robert Lashley

Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.