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I was with my cousin this past weekend at a wedding and we were riding around her car listening to music. She’s about 11 years younger than me but we get along great and love to spend time together. We were raised together, so saying cousin really doesn’t describe the depth of our relationship properly.
One of the things I love about getting together with her is that she always introduces me to new music. I’m a HUGE lover of music. I love all music, and usually do not discriminate. I danced with my grandfather at my wedding to a good ol’ fashion polka. But, those who know me well, know I love rap music.
I love my Snoop, Lil Jon and Ludacris.
What? I don’t fit the stereotype of rap lover? And you thought you knew so much about me already. I’m pretty sure I’ve made mention of this fact, but perhaps you didn’t know the depth of my love…. until today.
What can I say. I have more rap on the iPod than most music genres. I’ve actually been made fun of quite often for this obsession by many friends, but I have no shame. It brings me joy. Bad words, horrible lyrics and all. Ok, so I ignore some of the lyrics.
I will say that while I love rap, I’m not exclusive to the rap. I am pretty eclectic and well- rounded. So while I do have more rap on my iPod than most genres – you will also find Enya and Rascal Flatts on my playlist. REO Speedwagon and AC/DC have a few cameos as does Linkin Park.
But, what I found myself pondering this weekend while tooling around town with my 22 year old younger cousin is whether or not I would continue to love rap music throughout my life.
Would I be listening to rap music loud in the nursing home one day? Would I, as an old senile granny still jam out to Who Am I (What’s My Name?) by Snoop Dogg? Would I love to listen to Nicki Minaj belt out Fly while I rocked in my chair knitting?
Wait…who am I kidding – I’ll probably never knit. But, I could totally see myself rocking in my chair or playing some cards hanging with my “Golden Girls” jamming out to my music.
My conclusion…Yes. Yes, I will still listend to my beloved rap music as well as all the other music.
Yes, I just described rap music with a term of endearment. I honestly cannot imagine switching to one exclusive genre of calm, serene music simply because I’m an elderly woman. I cannot imagine allowing my age to define what music I listen to.
When I mentioned all of this to Julie as she introduced new music to me, as is our routine when we are together, she and I agreed that we would sit in our rocking chairs as old ladies listening to the same music we were listening to that night, nice and loud…because that’s just what we loved.
I’m glad I get to grow old with her.
So, now you know a few more little known facts about me – the real depth of my love for rap music and the fact that I plan to be the old lady in the nursing home jamming out to old school Snoop Dog and Nicki Minaj with a little bit of Enya and Rascal Flatts thrown in on occasion because I’m well rounded like that. The question is….
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