Heard It Through The Grapwine is one of Marvin Gay's greatest hits. This dub / danchall song is a lament about how this Soul King found his death. He was shot by his father with a pistol, he granted to him. In this lyrics the name Babaluga stands not only for his murderer but also for any supressors in the world. Kill the Babaluga! But not hatred is the message - one love, the first Rasta obligation.