Hip Hop Video Of The Day – Sun 4/10/2009

Beef has always played a big part in the history of hip hop and has led to some great joints such as classic beef tracks like Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline” and 2Pac’s “Hit Em Up”. Some of the best feuds have often started unintentionally.

Chicago artist Common Sense was a relative newcomer when he dropped “I Used To Love H.E.R.” on his second album (Resurrection) and stirred up a West Coast hornets nest. The song uses the metaphor where a woman represents hip hop. The song criticizes the direction that hip hop music was taking during the late 1980s and early 1990s referring to the fall of conscious/Afrocentric rap as well as the rising popularity of West Coast hip hop. The song ignited a feud with West Coast “supergroup” Westside Connection (Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10) that lasted several years and retaliatory tracks before Louis Farrakhan helped to settle the dispute.

The acronym H.E.R. stands for “Hip Hop in its Essence is Real” but it is also believed to mean “Hearing Every Rhyme”, therefore possibly stating “I Used to Love Hearing Every Rhyme.”

Common Sense – I Used To Love H.E.R.

 

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One Response to “Hip Hop Video Of The Day – Sun 4/10/2009”

  1. Osama Says:

    Solid, SOLID song and video. Man this brings back memories. Thanks for the post.

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