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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

i met this girl when i was 10 years old...

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.

17 comments:

  1. nice analysis, is it a quote from homecoming by kanye west

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  2. This is going to be a great blog.

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  3. Kanye "quotes" the first line of this song in the beginning of homecoming. Common Sense and Kanye West have regularly featured in each others tracks and produce together.

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  4. Cheers for the feedback lads

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  5. This song brings back a lot of memories and I can remmeber humming this back in the day. It brings back a rush of emotions and feelings I haven't felt in a while. Thank you.

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  6. Always loved Commons music. He's fucking real.

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  7. nice song and a very interesting blog you got..

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  8. The Go has some great rappers...Kanye's one of the greatest (crazy production).

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  9. dude black and yellow kills this shit, 90s rap is basically obsolete now

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  10. awesome song and good post... i'll come back soon to read again about this rapper

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  11. common is forever! great post dude cheers!

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  12. I once used a Common acapella in a song I made. It was from The light. I think it sounds interesting, I should share it sometime.

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