Cause who I'm talking bout y'all is hip-hop

from Common – I Used to Love H.E.R. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Oh snap! If you go back and read the lyrics, if you replace “girl” with “rap” and “she” and “her” with “it” and “its”, everything falls into place. A real Keyser Soze moment!

Common speaks about when his roommate heard the track:

My roommate Rassan was in the studio while I was recording the song. I can see him from the booth, he’s sitting there shaking his head, sipping, and frowning as I’m doing it. He thought I was talking to a woman. I got to the last line, ‘Who I’m talkin’ ’bout y’all? It’s hip-hop,’ and soon as I said it, he threw his hands up and was grabbing his head like, ‘Oh, shit! I can’t believe this!’

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