So Kevin Murphy, the esteemed raconteur behind So Much Silence has allowed me to take part in his “I Used to Love H.E.R,” series, mainly because I promised to call him an “esteemed raconteur” in print if he’d let me write an entry. Of course, it was all an elaborate ruse. Blogs don’t count as “in print.” Hell, blogs don’t really even count as “writing.” [Insert philosophical debate about the utility of blogging here].

Anyhow, I’m honored to be included in a series that includes upstanding individuals like Jamie Radford, Douglas Martin, and Enrique Iglesias (Dude LOVES Kool G Rap). My entry concerns one of best records ever made: The Genius’ Liquid Swords. It also involves Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack.” Yes, that “Return of the Mack.”

I Used to Love H.E.R.: Liquid Swords

“Look at me my dear….look at me….you know you cannot resist a man in velvet.”

Links now that the sight of Enrique Iglesias in velvet has scarred you for life:

Fresh Groove wagers that Go Team! will produce a better album on September 11th than the much vaunted, sure to disappoint match-up between 50 Cent and Kanye. I’d say that’s a safe bet.

Oh Word has some stellar Rock the Bells coverage.

Aquarium Drunkard has a bootleg of Pink Floyd’s Zabriskie Point Sessions.

And yes, the Sunset Rundown album leaked and as Oceans Never Listen will tell you it’s kinda’ sorta’ awesome.

And Dodge has tracks and high praise for the other record that’s been getting non-stop rotation in my car: Aesop Rock’s None Shall Pass.

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