Monday, November 1, 2010
Can I Get A Sample?.....
"Hey Lover" one of the best rap love songs around in my opinion. The Grammy Award winning first single released from LL Cool J's sixth album, Mr. Smith, featuring Boyz II Men. "Hey Lover" was released on October 31, 1995 for Def Jam Recordings and was produced by The Trackmasters and LL Cool J. Making it to #3 on the Hot 100 and #17 on the U.K. Charts. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, becoming his second Grammy in that category after 1991's 'Mama Said Knock You Out'.
The song sampled Michael Jackson's "The Lady in My Life" from the Thriller album, thus Rod Temperton, the writer of that song, was given credit as a writer of this song
A feature that at the time was out of this world, with perfect timing and a perfect mixture of R&B and hip hop, speeding up the Michael Jackson sample taking it to a point where a flow is well needed, this has to be one of my favorite songs in general...(Love the harmonies in the background by Boyz II men...Set it off in my opinion)