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Forum nameThe Lesson
Topic subjectif 'Bag Lady' (Cheeba Sac Mix) ain't HHS then there is no HHS.
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2894178, if 'Bag Lady' (Cheeba Sac Mix) ain't HHS then there is no HHS.
Posted by SoWhat, Mon Jul-28-14 04:13 PM
>or Blackstreet's "No Diggity" = hip-hop soul. In fact, Mary
>J. Blige has been referred to as the "queen of hip-hop soul."
>I've heard the remix to "Bag Lady" before and although the
>drums are heavier than the album version, I still consider it
>a neo-soul song and labeling it as hip-hop soul brings up an
>association (to me) with Mary J. Blige.

MJB may be called the 'queen of HHS' but that doesn't mean she's the only woman who's ever released a HHS record. and i don't agree that she's the queen of the subgenre - i give that title to Mariah Carey, who's released more HHS records and has made more impact in that realm than MJB. but i digress, 'Bag Lady' is an R&B song over a Hip-Hop beat. it's literally Erykah singing over the instrumental version of Dr. Dre's 'Xxplosive'.

Xxplosive instrumental - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0f4MV2VT5g
Bag Lady Cheeba Sac - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqN0jsSeqPo

And while both artists
>draw from similar sources of inspiration, I don't think that
>Erykah Badu is marketed to the same audience as Mary J. Blige.

she is.

>I guess the point that I'm making is that Erykah Badu's music
>has always had a hip-hop vibe to it. Sometimes it's subtle
>and sometimes it's not... but it has always been there.

yeah. and that says what as related to the current topic?