She didn't have a body, but she started gettin' thick quick

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

Meaning

Previously, hip-hop didn’t have much popularity, but started to become popular. Could also mean that raps are were starting to gain more substance in the lyrics.

This is also another hint that Com is talking about hip-hop since hip-hop doesn’t have a physical body.

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