Look Back At 2016 With Skillz

First of all, I’d like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy New Year! Unlike last year, when I planned to have a post for New Years Day and failed, this year I have succeeded. That right there makes this year start off on the right foot.

Every year since 2002, the rapper Skillz has provided hip-hop fans with a yearly “Rap Up” track. I posted last year’s here, and made note that he had plenty of material to work with. If that was the case, then 2016 has offered him even more to work with. Others have since provided their own versions of the year-end rap song, but Skillz was the first to do it; because of that I always roll with his.

From Donald Trump (obviously), to Harambe, to police shootings of black men, to Janet Jackson’s pregnancy, Beyoncé’s year, Kim and Kanye, the Cubs and Cavaliers and other sports headlines, shots at other rappers, and the Killer Clown panic, it has just about everything that happened in 2016.

Like many of you, I’m glad to see 2016 gone, even as personally things improved for me. Outside of that though, as Skillz says, the year felt like “a long bad dream.” Feel free to relive the year through Skillz’s rhymes, but be warned; the song is NSFW (even if it is Sunday).

13 Replies to “Look Back At 2016 With Skillz”

  1. Happy new year Tracy, here we go again! Hope things will get even better for you personally.
    I can’t claim to know enough about American headlines but I think Skillz put me in the picture pretty quickly. I learnt a couple of things I didn’t know, like about Janet Jackson?
    I can tell you that keeping tabs on our local news certainly kept me occupied. It felt like our reality had become a soap opera. But I like to think that there is a good and a bad side to every story. Some of our bad brought out a lot of good which gives me hope. I hope we can say that for the rest of the world.
    Anyway, I’ll be listening to Skillz again for his social commentary. Thank you T. for the color and good vibes you add to our lives.😀

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      1. I haven’t listened to any news on TV or radio yet so I have yet to find out. I’ll find out soon enough though because time will soon start running away. However, we did enjoy a great time with friends, seeing in the new year.

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  2. Wow, a pretty amazing summary! And getting it all to rhyme, to a rap beat, well, this guy’s got some serious talent. I’m with you T Wayne, while things got better for me personally in 2016, I think the USA’s situation devolved overall and things are about to get worse for people who are already marginalized. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and HANG ON! Let’s hope that together, we can. 🙂

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  3. The fact that you pulled out Skillz is killing me!
    I love this guy and this is yet another confirmation of why we are TWINS!!!

    This was my Jam! Crazy kinda sounds like the Don E Jam

    and this one: Enjoying the view

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      1. I know right? But what got me was when he said “We living in a world without Prince and Ali” or something like that.
        Anyway, I believe David Bowie was the canary in the cold mine regarding what was to come in 2016.
        Skillz got skills.

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