Farewell To "The Leaf!"
SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I was driving past my old childhood/teenage shopping mall the other day and noticed they had started tearing it down. It was called "Cloverleaf Mall" but we'd affectionately refer to it as, "The Leaf" whenever we'd set up a meet there. It's been empty for years and I probably haven't been in it for about 20 years. But, it sure tore my heart up a bit to see this symbol of my youth getting the wrecking ball.
Got so many great memories of that place. We lived right across the street, so we'd just walk right over. As the 80's started, we'd go there & Break Dance, no one would throw us out. I saw "Beat Street" there & the audience all started breakin' right there after it was over. I'd go to the leather clothing store and dream of getting a Michael Jackson "Beat It" jacket. Had my first kiss there. NICE!
So here's a tribute with tunes you'd hear on the same station back then blasting from our boom box on the walk to "The Leaf"
Peace and SOUL,
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Featuring tracks by Eric B. & Rakim, Beats International, One Way, The JB's, Zapp and more
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