SAMPLED THROWBACK: “WHY YOU WANNA” with a “Gypsy Woman” *TI & Crystal Waters*

The Life As Shay Report:

Today we are throwing it back to the 1991 house music HIT “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” by Crystal Waters. La Da Dee La Da Da! I heard this song on the radio a few days ago and knew I had to throw it back to this one today. I was a whitty baby when this song came out but I remember is clearly…only thing, I thought she was saying “She’s Hopeless” not “She’s Homeless.” The song tells the story of a homeless woman with pride that takes the time to beautify herself before she takes to another day of begging for help to make ends meet.

BUT WAIT, if the keys sounds familiar to you it’s because T.I. sampled the song for “Why You Wanna” released back in 2006. Like Crystal Waters, T.I. is addressing the issues of a woman too, he’s questioning the hell out of a lady asking her “Why You Wanna deal with this guy? Why You Wanna go and do that?”

I guess you live and learn every day! S/O to all the people that can identify with the lyrics from both or either …check out the videos below! GO!


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