Top 10 Songs About H.E.R. (Hip-hop in its Essence is Real)

A list of songs inspired by the idea that hip-hop is a person.
  • Common, “I Used to Love H.E.R.”
  • Teriyaki Boyz, “I Still Love H.E.R
  • The Roots, “Act Too (Love of My Life)”
  • Erykah Badu, “Love of My Life Worldwide”
  • Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
  • Blu & Exile, “No Greater Love”
  • De La Soul, “The Bizness”
  • Jean Grae, “Keep Living”
  • The Roots, “UNIverse at War”
  • Mack 10, “Westside Slaughterhouse”



Forty Years of The Wire and Hip-Hop

This year marks four decades of avant magazine the Wire. Throughout, the British publication has frequently if fitfully championed interesting rap artists.

Opening Acts: When the Tide Is High

Wu-Tang Clan’s second album, Wu-Tang Forever, elicits a discussion on the end of imperial eras. Plus, thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s new album and a Fat Joe TV doc on A&E.

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