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** I Used to Love H.E.R. **

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"I Used to Love H.E.R."

Single by Common
from the album /Resurrection/
B-side "Communism"
Released September 27, 1994
Format CD single, cassette single, 12" single, 7" single
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop, jazz rap
Length 4:39
Label Relativity Records
Writer(s) Lonnie Lynn, Jr.
Producer(s) No I.D.
Common singles chronology
"Soul by the Pound"
(1993) "*I Used to Love H.E.R.*"
(1994) "Resurrection"

"*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/.


· 1 Overview

· 1.1 Content
· 1.2 Acclaim
· 1.3 Significance

· 2 Remixes
· 3 Music video
· 4 Track listing

· 4.1 A-side
· 4.2 B-side

· 5 Chart positions
· 6 See also
· 7 References
· 8 External links



The song uses an extended metaphor, using a woman to represent hip hop
music. The acronym "H.E.R" means Hip Hop in its Essence is Real^[1]

The song speaks on the direction that hip hop music took during the late
1980s and

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Used_to_Love_H.E.R.

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