In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we decided to bring you what our favorite high school throwback was back in the day. Because Cashmere Agency is filled with diverse people who come from different backgrounds, age groups, and up bringings - we wanted to reminisce on how music has really evolved over the years and what special memories these songs created for our childhoods. Music is a great way to bond and connect with all different types of people and this special #throwback blog post will show why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcCaycrPIa0–Kelly (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 1983. "Unlike radio today, Rap was not heard over the airwaves and was still an underground format in the early 80s. However there was KPOO, a small community radio station in San Francisco, that allowed people in the community to secure time slots to produce their own radio shows. The signal strength was terrible and only parts of the city could get decent reception. My friends and I would take the bus to different parts of the city with our boomboxes on Friday afternoons after school to catch the only radio show that played Rap. We recorded every show on cassette and when we heard "It's Like That" for the first time, we lost our minds! We took a road trip to Los Angeles that summer and literally played it at least 50 times and all of us rhyming along at the top our lungs. Oh, the good ol' days..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VwfYCFYZws–Ryan (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 1995, remembers this track when rollin around the street of Des Moines in my Stussy hoodie and blasting this out of my Oldsmobile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LuH0ywYVQchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyjTrwOMSO4–JC (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 1997, remembers that I was ok for liking and being different from everyone else.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIOM8mCS1fk–Jesse (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 1997. "Back in the day this song was impossible to get an official version of. It was never officially released because they couldn't get clearance for the sample from the song Angela (Taxi theme song) by Bob James. I had one copy on a mixtape made by my friend. Years later I was able to get different versions via Napster."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWmyPMf3wU–Tia (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 2001. "Jay-Z's album "The Blueprint" was released during my junior year of high school and we did our "Junior Dance" to Izzo (H.O.V.A) :)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5qKNlcUwKs–Kyle (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 2003. "As an ASB music programmer most of my high school years, I played this song almost every day because it never got old!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2mEjkBmDQo&feature=youtu.be–Theresa (Twitter|Instagram), graduated high school in 2004. "This came out in 1999, when good R&B still existed. I was 13 at the time and started to really find my circle of friends and place in the Hip Hop / R&B culture. Every time I listen to this song it takes me right back to that time and it is definitely one of the top songs for the soundtrack of my youth!"
https://youtu.be/TjWAWcx4xdE- Freddy Motley, graduated high school in 2005. "The first time I saw this video, it was on BET Uncut (classic) one night. I had no idea where these guys came from or what planet the beat was from. I just remember thinking that these guys weren't acting and that the lyrical content was so raw. It became the theme song of some of the toughest dudes I knew in N.Y. that summer."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUVQei3nX4- Cameron Crane, graduated high school in 2006, loves this song for obvious reasons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90HUOD5b8EI–Candace (Instagram), graduated high school in 2008, did hoodrat things with my friends with this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWyUEuGcWYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdGFtwCNBE–Michelle (Instagram), graduated high school in 2008. "Both of these songs were bangin' back in the day. I never really stuck to one genre and always just liked anything that sounded good to me."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcNiKCmWdYE–Annie (Twitter), graduated highschool in 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJJQJy6mHSA-Jake (Twitter | Instagram), graduated high school in 2010. "I just remember Graduation dropped right as I was going back to school that year and everyone all around campus was talking about it for a cool 3-4 weeks non stop. The Glory was my favorite because it has that dope Laura Nyro sample throughout the whole song and I just loved it at the time and still do."