After news first broke of Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. filing a lawsuit to prevent the family of Marvin Gaye from claiming they took Gaye‘s music without giving him credit, I went to a party where the DJ played Blurred Lines then Got To Give It Up. And I still maintain my view that the songs sound similar but I wouldn’t say they were the same. Hell, there’s a LOT of songs that sound similar to others nowadays. Pharrell has been silent about the whole thing but MSN News is reporting that he finally talked about the lawsuit & the legendary Marvin Gaye.
“I’m a huge fan of Marvin Gaye. He is a genius. He is the patriarch,” Pharrell said on Thursday night.
Pharrell told The Associated Press on Thursday night that the two songs are not similar at all.
“If you read music, all you have to do is read the sheet music. It’s completely different,” he said while on the red carpet during an event for the Calvin Klein Collection during Fashion Week.Gaye “is the king of all kings, so let’s be clear about that. And we take our hats off to him,” he said. “But anybody that plays music and reads music, just simply go to the piano and play the two. One’s minor and one’s major. And not even in the same key.”
I hope everyone just comes to an agreement that works with everyone. You know, it would be awesome if the Gaye family gave Pharrell a greenlight to work on a Marvin Gaye remixed album. Introduce the young folks to great music and remind the older folks to days past…
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