Why not begin our first real post with what is arguably the "greatest" hip hop song ever?
Common Sense's I Used To Love H.E.R. (1994) is an incredibly clever masterpiece that describes Hip Hop as a woman through the use of metaphors and clever lyrics. The overall "story" Common is trying to tell us is his love for Hip Hop and the direction that it was taking moving into the 90's. The change and universal commercialism from reggae to gangster/house is what Common is ultimately trying to understand.
I wonder how different this song would be if he released it today amidst songs like Wiz Khalifa's Black & Yellow?
Listen to it so that you don't forget what you came here for.
Oh yeah, and it's also where the name of this blog came from.
Hearing Every Rhyme or Hip Hop in it's Essence is Real is something we will all miss.