As the year comes to a close, Skillz presents his annual “Rap Up.” The Virginia rapper recaps the past 12 months in hip-hop and pop culture in five minutes.
The 2014 edition starts off with Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar win and ends with Lil Wayne and Birdman’s beef. In between, he reflects on OutKast’s reunion (“Somebody forgot to tell ‘Dre”), Kimye’s wedding, Rozay’s 85 lb. weight loss (“Rick Ross lost weight, but Lil TerRio couldn’t”), Jay Z and Solange’s elevatorgate, celebrity splits including Wiz and Amber and Mariah and Nick, #BlackLivesMatter protests, and Drizzy (“Drake made a couple hits and got a couple from Diddy”).
The “Rap Up” can be found on Skillz’ joint album with Bink, Made in Virginia, which drops on New Year’s Eve.
Push rewind on the past year with Skillz’ retrospect.