This afternoon, my boy D. and I stop in Rasputin to check out some CDs. Both of us have rather “old school” tastes when it comes to music. (At this moment) When I say old school, I am referring to the 90’s. I was on a mission to find Aaliyah‘s ‘One in A Million’ album. Since it’s release in 1996, I have purchased that album at the least four times. Either I lose the CD, broke the disc or simply lent the album and it was never returned. SOMEHOW, I’d always lose the CD.
After scrummaging through rows and rows of CD, I make my way to the used soul section in the back. BAM! One copy of ‘One In A Million’ left. There were plenty copies of ‘Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number’ but that is my least favorite Aaliyah record. While in the store, I picked up at least 5 other albums. Due to my shopping habits, I do an elimination before I head to checkout. (Yeah, snip snip–elimination time, bitches like Andy Dick.) The only other CD I left the store with was Ginuwine’s ‘100% Ginuwine,’ which is another classic album that also follows my theory of almost every 90’s R&B artists’ best album is their second. (More on that later, though.) I left the store with both CDs for under $20. Although I had to put many CDs down, I definitely got my money’s worth.
As for D, he left with twice as many CDs as I, if not more. He complained that I made him spend his gas money. I don’t make anyone do anything and laughed it off, realizing I’d have to listen to his shit every time I’m in his car.