Amerie‘s “Because I love it” LP was released in the UK in May 2007 and surprisingly did not come out in the US until 15th January 2008. The album was supposed to be called “None of the above” and was set for release in Autumn 2006. Amerie’s music is amoung some of the most collectable soul and R&B released to date.
The “Because I love it” LP contains the same musical DNA as the golden age hip hop music from the late 80′s early 90s. I think this is why I have found the LP so appealing as a hip hop DJ. I have played tracks from this LP at weddings, functions and live events and the tracks always rock the crowd. I have decided to give an insight and a personal opinion on some of my favourite tracks from the album.
Hate 2 love U
“Hate 2 love U” contains samples from a popular funk track called “Give it up” by Kool and the Gang originally released in 1969 on their debut LP entitled “Kool and the gang“. Give it up” along with the rest of the LP is a pure instrumental funk album containing several drum breaks and grooves that would in later years be used by DJs and producers as the building blocks of golden age hip hop alongside other bands like the JBs and The Meters. Continue reading