My 30-something birthday is next week. And while I may feel like I’m creeping up the old age hill, there is something that makes me proud to be in my 30s. It means that I’m an eighties baby, which means I grew up in the 90s. And for that alone, I’m so thankful. Seeing the way this generation is growing up in a fast-paced society, I appreciate what was around me when I was growing up.
Kids these days would never know what it’s like to play outside games with your friends and make up the rules as you go along. They’ll never have dope songs like “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by TLC or “Ain’t My Type of Hype” by Full Force. And what’s worse? They’ll never know what one means when one quotes, “You got knocked the f**k out!” and other quotable phrases from classic movies like Friday. Sigh. Those nostalgic moments just took me to a place I’ll never get back, but my memories will keep them alive. There are way more movies that are instant classics and they feature some of your favorite rappers. Let’s take a scroll down memory lane.