We Need to Talk
Published in

We Need to Talk

I have no love for R. Kelly, but I’m blasting Marvin Gaye forever

… and Kendrick Lamar ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ — while ignoring Kodak Black

Marvin Gaye greets you from my living room. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

There are two artists who you’ll never get a pass for insulting around me: author/poet Langston Hughes and singer Marvin Gaye. In my first apartment fresh out of college, I had a massive poster of Hughes greeting…

--

--

--

Let’s chat about my oddball thoughts on family, relationships and activism — with a dose of comedy, too.

Recommended from Medium

Never Just Let It Be: Five Magic Outtakes from the Beatles’ Swan Song

A Decade of Lady Gaga

Artists Share The Thrill of Being A Part of LOVELOUD 2018

Vic Kastel Travels From 70s for Acclaimed 1st Album Release

How Streaming Services Have Changed Music | Music | Jon Heindel

I Tried Making Beats for 30 Days

Unheard: Black Sheep — a wolf in sheep’s clothing (1991)

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Want to discuss race and politics? Join Shamontiel on “I Do See Color.” Relationships? Head to “We Need to Talk.” Need a laugh? Visit “Tickled.” Shamontiel.com

More from Medium

In Buffalo, White Supremacy's Lethality Took The Lives Of Black People

Kendrick Lamar Is Back…And Unreal

What Do White Trolls And The Buffalo Killer Have In Common?

Why Do White People Think Gun Reform Can Stop White Supremacy?