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Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by and1grad on November 30, 2010

Just want to start by sending a Happy Birthday shout to my Dad on his 60th birthday. Thank you for being a great example to follow.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Sir Isaac Newton

Hope everyone had a great, or at least eventful, Thanksgiving. Mine was cool. Had my parents come up to the house and hosted them for a few days. Hosting parents seems to get harder & harder as you get older. It seems the more you have, the more they expect. Anyway, I’m sure a number of you had a moment where something was said, by a family member, that absolutely floored you. This was mine.

While on our way back from the barber shop, my Dad drops this bomb on me. “I would’ve really liked to see what impact on rap 2pac would still be having were he alive today.” *car screech* He then followed that up with something like “Rap misses his voice…” I barely remember that part because I was in the midst of pulling over to go pick up my bottom jaw. In my 32 years on this planet, the only things I remember my Dad liking in regards to Hip Hop is Queen Latifah’s U.N.I.T.Y. and he dug the beat on Ice T’s New Jack Hustler. That’s about it. Didn’t even know my Dad knew anything about 2pac beyond that he was a rapper that died young.

So we talked about 2pac, one of my FAVORITE rappers btw, for a cool 10 mins or so. Ok…I probably did most of the talking…but still. As I type this to you, I’m STILL in disbelief at this occurrence. Not even sure what caused it. The barber shop? We weren’t even listening to rap in the car at the time. I think I’d put on Lauryn Hill. I try to keep the rap to a minimum when the parents are visiting (you know how it is).

You folks have any crazy happenings?


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