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If you remember a time before Facebook, cell phones and Pandora, then this article is for you.
It's hard to believe that it has been 20 something years since Snoop Dog, Eminem and the likes burst on the scene. I remember it like it was yesterday. We were fresh off the coat tails of the grunge and origins of gangsta rap eras. We were hungry for extremes which often meant sex, drugs and violence, America was still on top, it was the 90's. The movies, the music, Bill Clinton, it was a great time to be alive and it was the last great decade.
For those of us who use to listen to music on cassette and CD, we often lost touch with a lot of the music, once we lost the cassette or CD. We might hear the song once in a while on a radio mix, but aside from that, the music was lost. Fast-forward to modern times and you have YouTube, literally a time portal to listen to those songs forgotten with lost cassettes and CDs. I use YouTube for pretty much all my music needs outside of the occasional Pandora. I often take a trip down memory lane, pulling up lost songs and albums from the 90's and sometimes the 2000's. It was on one of these nostalgia trips that I stop and realized, "I am old and these guys I'm listening to at their height when they recorded these great tunes were in their late 20's and 30's making them either dead or really old.
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