Thursday, June 23, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Freek-A-Leek"

So remember when you would go to random gift shops when you were younger where they sold mugs and pens and all that with your name on them? You would spin through the rack at the Disney store looking for the Mickey Mouse mug that had YOUR name on it. The excitement would build as you got to your letter. Karen-Kathy...almost there...and then...Kristina. They would NEVER have Krista. They would have f'ing Keira and Kylie but NEVER Krista. I would check every time, but time and again the rack of trinkets would jump from Kathy to Kristina. It was a sad and vicious cycle that lasted throughout my childhood until...

Petey Pablo released his jam, Freek-A-Leek, in 2004 and amid his listing of chicks named Keisha, Tanisha and ShaVon he threw in...KRISTA! It was a shining moment in my adolescence to finally have my name be recognized somewhere and of course, I made sure that whenever it came on people knew that Petey was rapping MY NAME when it came to that part in the song. 1:29 in case you were wondering...

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