So I heard this late last night on Kday(hiphop) here in the Los Angeles area.
I was falling asleep but I told myself to remember some lyrics, since I know a google search would identify the song for me. Well, of course all day I've been trying to remember any lyrics and can't, it's like it was all a dream.
Anyways, a quick description of the situation:
It was during a time when they played alot of 'old school', but I know some stuff being played wasn't old school, so this may or may NOT be old school.
For some reason I keep thinking "This is how it is" or "Is this how.."- somehow 'this' and/or 'is' keeps coming to mind as being repeated alot, but nothing shows up on google for me. And I've tried alot of combinations of those words. The lyric itself was very repetitive, mostly the chorus over and over again, not much 'meat' to it.
The rap/song had a lead female voice, no male leads or even background that I remember. She had a higher pitched voice, but normal, not like Macy Gray or something. She was rapping it, but in a way that was borderline singing it. Not hardcore rap.
The drums almost sounded live, like something The Roots would do. The drums actually were the coolest part musically to me. The lead guitar was basically one riff played over and over, could've been a sample.
The 'feel' of it was more funky rock than hip hop, The Roots "The Seed 2.0" is a good comparison. However I think, in fact I'm sure, it wasn't The Roots.
Anyways, if anyone knows hiphop of that style, and could point me to some names to check out, I'd appreciate it.