This is one that I’m kinda proud of. In 1991 Elevate My Mind may have been my absolute favorite song. But here’s the thing: it wasn’t on the radio. I never heard it on WZOU or KISS 108 (Boston’s big pop stations in the early ’90s). They didn’t play it at any middle school dances. I’m not sure how I discovered it. But I had the tape of the Stereo MC’s album Supernatural, and I listed to this one song all the time.
I remember thinking Elevate My Mind was cool because it was Brittish guys rapping, even though it was kind of Euro/Techno/Clubby. A couple years later the Stereo MC’s scored a big mainstream pop hit with Connected; and I was like “oh yeah, I’ve known about them for a long time.” I think it was the first time I ever felt snobby about music.
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