One thing I never understood a few years back was when Skillz actually considered not going through with his yearly “Rap Up.” The series is single-highhandedly one of the doper aspects of Hip-Hop and on the first day of 2012, the Virginia MC blessed us with his take the year that just passed. An actual breakdown of the song isn’t necessarily needed seeing as how the blueprint is already well known. That said, Skill does his thing and jogs through 2011 and all of its important/controversial people, places and things. No stone is left unturned as topics include Oprah forming her own network, the scandal at Penn State and even Gucci Mane’s face gets addressed. In layman’s terms, the record is worth a listen and doubly worth the nostalgia.
Skillz – “2011 Rap Up”
P.S. – Back to my original statement, Skillz better never stop doing this recap. It’s Hip-Hop’s and no other style of music can say they have something as unique to call their own. The “Rap Up” is damn near just an important part of the New Year’s festivities as is getting drunk. Aight, almost.
P.P.S. – Cop the mp3 on iTunes.