Interesting. Glad to have had a peek into your world. I’m 42 grew up in Philadelphia. I enjoy most genre of music but grew up on a healthy diet of rock, pop, hip hop and R&B. Sometimes listening to it now I can’t believe how sexist and homophobic the lyrics are. Not that lyrics have improved by much today.
You definitely described a more whitewashed Gen X experience or maybe that of a black kid growing up in Idaho somewhere…Idk…it happens. Like I never watched Friends because I would never be friends with folks that didn’t have black friends…obvi.
In any case thanks for writing. It’s something to think about and I enjoyed.