My favorite song in the whole world would have to be â€œHey Loverâ€ from LL Cool Jâ€™s
1995 album titled, â€œMr. Smith.â€ The song is a pleasant collaboration of Mr. Smith and Boyz
II Men. I love the way the song immediately grabs you on the opening note of the jazzy
guitar. Followed by the melodic voices of Boyz II Men, you instantly get into a relaxed and
In the song, LL Cool J raps about how he falls victim of a serious crush on a lady in his
neighborhood. He is very graphic in explaining this crush and you will soon find yourself
reminiscing about the crush or two youâ€™ve had in the past (or present). I can remember a
crush I had in 12th grade whenever I hear the song..
The music of the record is comprised of a jazz guitar, which riffs a melancholy note
every 10 seconds. The electric bass guitar deeply hums a soulful note in the background.
Percussion is the lifeline of the song and keeps a sleek but steady pace throughout the song.
Add the rhythmic voices of Boyz II Men and the sensitive, smooth, but confident voice and
lyrics of LL Cool J and you have a masterpiece.
I have many favorites but this one in particular is great because it is one of the few
rap/r&b collaborations that is on my favorites list. I am a true lover of music. I hear not only
music or words, but I feel the music. Thatâ€™s whatâ€™s important.