The year was 1997.
At that time:
1) Raft3r graduated from college;
2) Spice Girls was the biggest act in music;
3) Titanic played to sold out movie crowds around the world;
4) Mother Teresa and Princess Diana died;
5) Janet Jackson's Together Again became a huge global hit selling over 6 million copies;
6) UK turned over Hong Kong to China; and
7) Mike Tyson became an ear biting maniac.