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Marvin Gaye's 1971 album, What's Going On is regarded for its depiction of the social unrest of the time, as well as its musical beauty. Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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On a Brooklyn street in September 1971, a sea of fists greets the caskets of several of the incarcerated men killed in the violent clash at Attica Correctional Facility that month. Charles Frattini/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? from the singer Billie Eilish is on our short list of the best albums out on March 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 29

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Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On': Songs We Love

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20 Years Ago, Marvin Gaye Took 'National Anthem' To New Heights

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