In the time-honored tradition, Uncle Murda has given us his annual end-of-year rundown, appropriately titled “Rap-Up 2020.”
This year, the track clocks in just shy of 14 minutes and delivers the same blunt commentary on the previous year’s most notable events that we have come to know and love.
He opens the track reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s death at the beginning of 2020. He says God should have taken Lamar Odom or Delonte West instead.
He discusses the coronavirus pandemic, calling out Donald Trump for faking the virus and swears he won’t be receiving the vaccine.
Uncle Murda mourns Pop Smoke’s death, “The Good die young it really wasn’t his time/him being dead, Tekashi still living is a crime.”
He raps about Tory Lanez shooting Megan Thee Stallion, one of the hot topics of the year. He calls Lanez thirsty and calls Meg a snitch but then gives her a pass for being a girl.
In one of his funniest lines, Uncle Murda labels Boosie Badazz “if doing too much was a person.” He calls Boosie out for getting dissed by Mike Tyson and brings up Boosie’s Dallas shooting. He then looks back at all of the rappers that got shot this year but laments that Tekashi 6ix9ine is still walking around.
In a year that saw many serious social issues boil over. Uncle Murda gives us his commentary on the social justice issues of 2020, like Breonna Taylor’s death and how the cops who shot her were only charged with shooting a wall. He says at least the cops responsible for George Floyd’s death got arrested but cautions listeners that the officers haven’t been convicted yet. And he reflects on the world coming together over the summer to demonstrate against police brutality and racism during the Black Lives Matter protests.
He got a little political, rapping that we really voted for Kamala Harris, not Joe Biden. Uncle Murda tells Swizz Beats and Timbaland that some of their popular VERZUZ battles were snoozefests.
Uncle Murda ended the song by saying he tried to rap for 20 minutes straight but got tired in the booth, and regrettably lets us know that this rap up will be his last.
Erin Boogie is a freelance writer and founder and co-host of In the Field Radio “Collaboration over competition.”