Date: April 2, 2015 Category:


What were you doing at 9 years old?? I was doing the same thing any other 9 year old was doing in 1995. Riding bikes, playing ball, and recording music onto cassette tapes from the radio. All you had to do was plug the holes and press Record x Play at the same time, then BOOM! Mixtape Monster, at your service. I used my dad’s boom box to record and I got my very first walkman. My music was now mobile and the audio game would never be the same…

#illAlwaysRemember sitting in the auditorium during a talent show at Walnut Hill elementary. I found myself mesmerized by my 4th grade crush dancing on stage to Soul for Real’s Candy Rain. I don’t know why I remember this day so vividly, but this song has always brought that crush back to mind. I liked that girl for years! Ironically, her and I ended up going to the same university. I never told her that I liked her… by then I didn’t anymore lol *shrugs*. #ThingsChange #PeopleChange

#illAlwaysRemember Total. Their debut album was one of the first cassette tapes I ever owned. In summer 95′ I traveled to Chicago with family to visit my Aunt Marcia. My padded walkman headphones were glued to my ears. It was my first Chi-Town experience and we did it big. We went to games, restaurants, parks, and of course the arcade. Total(& Lost Boyz) were inevitably the soundtrack to my journey. I literally loved this album and I still do. Just real classic music. It brings back memories of freedom, newness, and the warmth of family. 10 years old is when I discovered that travel and music go hand in hand.

#illAlwaysRemember Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” & Alanis Morissette’s “You oughta know” being in heavy rotation during every Skate Night. “Crossroads” by Bone Thugs N Harmony was #1 on the MTV countdown for like a whole year. I literally knew every word to Montell Jordan’s “This is how we do it.” Monica’s “Don’t take it personal” resonated with my only child behavior. Soo many great songs in 1995. If you grew up there, you remember! Browse the playlist!

THESE are the albums that affected me the most in 1995. #Lifestyle