10 Years Ago

I grew up in a middle-sized town in Oregon. Keizer, Oregon to be exact, just north of Salem. Being a predominately white city, we had the phenomenon where it was popular in high school to act and dress like a thug/rapper (I thought this was a high school phenomenon but every time I see some high school buddies I quickly realize that some of them are just weird and still act the same way). That was the cultural context I found myself in high school.

I say all this so I don’t look like a fool when you watch the video.

I remember driving to the opposite side of town to see my girlfriend rolling to the song in the video. I remember how thuggish it made me feel. This was my favorite song back in the year 2000, 10 years ago. Enjoy:

(I apologize if the message of the song seems offensive to you, let’s just say I’ve grown up a lot in the last 10 years. My parents are forever grateful for that)

If you can’t see the video, come here to watch it.

Would you believe me if I told you I had close to half the song memorized…yikes.

What was your favorite song 10 years ago?