You Need To See This Breathtaking Stamp in Marvin Gaye’s Honor


There are not enough words to describe the genius and beauty of Marvin Gaye. His soulful voice was divine and he sang about everything from “Sexual Healing” to “Pride and Joy” to “What’s Going On.”

Marvin Gaye shaped Motown and soul music, and has kept us dancing, crying, smiling and getting down for decades!

Well, the Post Office just issued a beautiful new stamp in Marvin Gaye’s honor on the day that would have been his 80th birthday. He joins the ranks of Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Sarah Vaughan, who have their own stamps.

Even better, the stamp’s original art is by a Black artist who focuses our culture and history!

Kadir Nelson is an illustrator, who has done the album cover art for Michael Jackson and Drake.

The reveal of his iconic stamp took place in Los Angeles Greek Theater with Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and members of Gaye's family.

Marvin Gaye is a cultural icon and this honorary stamp by a Black artist is everything!

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