Used to Love Him

“I chose a road of passion and pain
Sacrificed too much and waited in vain
Gave up my power ceased being queen
Addicted to love like the drug of a fiend

Torn and confused wasted and used
Reached the crossroad which path would I choose?”

~I used to love him

The one and only studio album from one of hip-hop’s greatest female emcees, “I Used to Love Him” off Lauryn Hill’s “The MisEducation of Lauryn Hill” is definitely one of the songs that allows listeners and fans to live her love for Wyclef during their affair. 

Enjoy B.

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Wayback Wednesday Video Pick~ TuPac “Brenda’s Got a Baby”

This song has been a curse to me since I was a little girl. Being that name is Brendolyn which is supposedly a combination of Brenda and Lynn people have always called me Brenda. I was tormented by classmates for years with this song. TuPac is said to have been the greatest rapper hip hop has ever seen. I am a huge Pac fan. This week’s wayback video pick is dedicated to his legacy.

~The Miseducation~

Who knew that a little girl from South Orange, New Jersey would give Hip-Hop one of the greatest albums of all time? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is and will always be one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time. Hill’s one and only solo studio album won her rave reviews and five Grammys including Album of the Year and Best New Artists. Even now with her odd fashion, late arrival to shows and self-imposed exile from not only music but the public all together, Lauryn Hill is a legend in our time.

Ain’t My Type Of Hype

“Be Inspired” was the last tweet posted on the official Heavy D Twitter page just hours before his passing on November 8, 2011. At the age of 44, the overweight lover died shortly after collapsing outside his California home Tuesday afternoon. As news of his death spread like wildfire, all fans could say was “another legend gone”. Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers is noted as one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop, known for his laid back flow and ever so confident style Heavy D leaves behind a legacy that will never be matched.

 

 

 

Growing up I spent a lot of time with my uncle who loved music, it was him that exposed me to artists such as Heavy D and The Boyz, Eric B and Rakim, Public Enemy, Wu Tang and more.

It was spending time with my uncle that I gained an appreciation unparalleled to anything else for real and true Hip-Hop. It has always been my beliefs that I was born a few years too late, and that I should have truly been a 70’s baby. Had I been born in the early 70’s I would have been old enough to actually enjoy the music that was put out in the late 80’s early 90’s like “Mr. Big Stuff” by Heavy D or “Paid in Full” by Eric B and Rakim.  It’s artists like these that have paved the way for new age artists such as Lil Wayne and Drake. I’ll be the first to admit, I can’t do much outside of a two-step when it comes to dancing to today’s music, but throw on “Ain’t My Type of Hype” by Full Force and I will turn into Tisha Campbell circa 1990. Music back then was made to be danced to, when you went to a party you knew by the time you left your hair was going to be sweated out and  your feet swollen. Songs like “Da Butt” by E.U will forever be classics that no matter where you are when you hear them you are going to want to dance. Hip-Hop music today has lost its substance, it all sounds the same, nothing is coming off as original anymore. So to suffer the loss of someone as trivial to music as Heavy D is a major blow and there will never be another.