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  • resurrection albümünde bulunan jazzy common parçası. ice cube nedense şarkıda anlatılanları kendi üzerine alınmış, common'la aralarında bir sürtüşme olmuştu. parça oldskool rap'i anlattığı için herhalde.. güzel de bir videoklibi var diye hatırlıyorum.. sözleri:

    verse one:
    i met this girl, when i was ten years old
    and what i loved most she had so much soul
    she was old school, when i was just a shorty
    never knew throughout my life she would be there for me
    ont he regular, not a church girl she was secular
    not about the money, no studs was mic checkin her
    but i respected her, she hit me in the heart
    a few new york niggaz, had did her in the park
    but she was there for me, and i was there for her
    pull out a chair for her, turn on the air for her
    and just cool out, cool out and listen to her
    sittin on a bone, wishin that i could do her
    eventually if it was meant to be, then it would be
    because we related, physically and mentally
    and she was fun then, i'd be geeked when she'd come around
    slim was fresh yo, when she was underground
    original, pure untampered and down sister
    boy i tell ya, i miss her
    verse two:
    now periodically i would see
    ol girl at the clubs, and at the house parties
    she didn't have a body but she started gettin thick quick
    did a couple of videos and became afrocentric
    out goes the weave, in goes the braids beads medallions
    she was on that tip about, stoppin the violence
    about my people she was teachin me
    by not preachin to me but speakin to me
    in a method that was leisurely, so easily i approached
    she dug my rap, that's how we got close
    but then she broke to the west coast, and that was cool
    cause around the same time, i went away to school
    and i'm a man of expandin, so why should i stand in her way
    she probably get her money in l.a.

    and she did stud, she got big pub but what was foul
    she said that the pro-black, was goin out of style
    she said, afrocentricity, was of the past
    so she got into r&b hip-house bass and jazz
    now black music is black music and it's all good
    i wasn't salty, she was with the boys in the hood
    cause that was good for her, she was becomin well rounded
    i thought it was dope how she was on that freestyle shit
    just havin fun, not worried about anyone
    and you could tell, by how her titties hung
    verse three:
    i might've failed to mention that the shit was creative
    but once the man got you well he altered the native
    told her if she got an energetic gimmick
    that she could make money, and she did it like a dummy
    now i see her in commercials, she's universal
    she used to only swing it with the inner-city circle
    now she be in the burbs lickin rock and dressin hip
    and on some dumb shit, when she comes to the city
    talkin about poppin glocks servin rocks and hittin switches
    now she's a gangsta rollin with gangsta bitches
    always smokin blunts and gettin drunk
    tellin me sad stories, now she only fucks with the funk
    stressin how hardcore and real she is
    she was really the realest, before she got into showbiz
    i did her, not just to say that i did it
    but i'm committed, but so many niggaz hit it
    that she's just not the same lettin all these groupies do her
    i see niggaz slammin her, and takin her to the sewer
    but i'ma take her back hopin that the shit stop
    cause who i'm talkin bout y'all is hip-hop
  • tartışmasız bir hip-hop klasiğidir ve bu janrda yapılmış en iyi parçalardan biridir. tüm zamanların en iyi rap şarkıları listelerinde sıklıkla yer alır, about.com tarafındansa gelmiş geçmiş en iyi rap şarkısı olarak nitelendirilmiştir.
    (bkz: http://rap.about.com/…ongs/ss/top100rapsongs_10.htm)
    (bkz: http://top40-charts.com/…op100_greatest_hiphop2.php)
    (bkz: http://www.rocklist.net/source.htm)

    şarkıda geçen h.e.r. "hearing every rhyme" veya "hip hop in its essence is real"dır. yani common abi demektedir ki:
    "i used to love hearing every rhyme."
    "i used to love hip hop in its essence is real."
    kafanıza göre istediğinizi seçebilirsiniz.
  • hip hop 'un daha rap olmadigi, hype ve bling bling tarzinin bu muziginin ruhunu ele gecirmedigi donemlerinin sarkisidir. kullanilan sample'lar da george benson ve jungle brothers 'a aittir. george benson'in the changing world, jungle brothers'in ise i'm gonna do you sarkilarindan sample alinmistir.
  • güzel şarkıdır da "who i'm talking about y'all is hip-hop" kısmını duyduğunuzda "hadi ya, büyük sürpriz oldu, yıldız tilbe zannediyorduk biz onu" derken bulabilirsiniz kendinizi.

    (bkz: captain obvious)