On the one hand, the Rapination song takes me back to fond memories in my life. Wife M and I weren’t yet married but our lives were very much intwined; I spent my days playing basketball with the guys from work and my nights hustling drinks as a cocktailer and spinning records as a DJ, working as many hours as I could to save up for our wedding and for grad school. Days off were spent with M, who is also my best friend to this day. Life was — and still is — good.
And on the other hand, this song just flat out gives me a thrill. Every time I hear the beat and Kym’s Voice of Power I want to run a sprint or play some basketball. Because I can’t play sports anymore though, it makes me remember those times I did play sports. I love it.