“i reminisce over H.E.R”
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“I Used to Love H.E.R.” is a hip hop song by the Chicago-born rapper Common. Released on the 1994 album Resurrection, “I Used to Love H.E.R.” has since become one of Common’s best known songs. Produced by No I.D., its jazzy beat samples “The Changing World” by George Benson. A video directed by Chris Halliburton was made for this song. The song is also found on Common’s greatest hits album, Thisisme Then.
The song uses an extended metaphor, using a woman to represent hip hop music. The acronym “H.E.R” means “Hearing every rhyme”, therefore stating “I Used to Love Hearing Every Rhyme and also Hip Hop in its Essence and Real.”