The start of a new year in Hip Hop is ritualistically ushered in by Skillz with his yearly “Rap Up”. The Virginia lyricist raps about the year that was in proficient fashion. This year’s “2017 RAP UP” is no different. He touches on pop culture, celebrities, politics and of course Hip Hop over the last 365. He even speaks on bitcoins and fidget spinners among many, many other things. The Colin Kapernick situation is discussed as well as Harvey Weinstein and the sexual assault/harassment issues coming to light.
The track makes you think seriously about the plight of our world as well as laugh at other situations. Just like the year that was, Skillz gives us the highs, the lows and everything in between.