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April 20, 2015

Wendy Day

By, Wendy Day from Rap Coalition

Amongst my generation (folks who are in their 40s and 50s), there’s a fondness for hip hop from the 90s. It’s the era where many hip hop fans and enthusiasts came of age and grew into adulthood (someone who is 41 today, was 20 in 1994 when Nas’ Illmatic dropped), and the music of the 90s was the soundtrack to our lives. It’s when the major things in our lives happened–we graduated high school, we found love, we discovered great sex, we moved out of our parents’ homes, we began careers, we struggled, we had kids of our own, we graduated from college, we traveled the world, we started our lives, etc. It was a time of firsts, growth, independence, and success in our young lives. The music that was playing at the time is anchored to those experiences. When we hear a song…

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