Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Common- I Used to Love H.E.R.

Artist: Common
Title: I Used to Love H.E.R.
Album: Resurrection
Record Label: Relativity
Catalog Number: 1208
Year Released: 1994

This song combines a laid back flow by Common accompanied by a soothing beat. The song criticizes the direction of hip hop was taking during the 1990’s because of the rising popularity of West Coast hip hop. This song is a prime example of the differences in the new west coast G-Funk style and the style that Common presents in this particular song. Common in the song makes an analogy with the degradation of a woman and compares it to the fall of hip hop music which becomes clear when he says “But ima take her back hopin that the shit stop, Cause who Im talkin bout yall is hip-hop”. Common’s viewpoint about the fake, mainstream G-Funk style is a harsh blow to west coast artists such as Ice Cube. 

Listen to Common's track here

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