The Last 18 Years in Rap: 1992-2010

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The Last 18 Years in Rap: 1992-2010

Here it is: The last Week in Rap of the school year. Only we decided to do something special for the high school graduates.

1992 –

Over 4 million American babies born,

The Brits send the first text message, what’s more,

Rodney King verdict, Bill Clinton is elected,

No more cold war, Yugoslavia’s dissected,

93 – European Union is created,

David Koresh and his cult do not make it,

94 – The year of Nelson Mandela,

And Genocide in Rwanda, I’ll tell you,

Republicans they came in, they followed a Newt,

And Forrest Gump ate a box of chocolates too,

95 – First female secretary of state,

OJ Simpson gets acquitted, he was out in L.A.

Pokémon debuts, but it is a pity,

When a bomb blows up in Oklahoma City,

Gaza and the West Bank, are you feeling them?

They’re not Israeli anymore, they’re Palestinian,

1996 – The Atlanta Olympics,

Mad cow disease spreads, it’s intense,

It doesn’t affect the Bulls or Michael Jordan,

RIP Tupac, he was important,

97 – Mother Teresa dies,

So does B.I.G. and Princess Di,

But Harry Potter is born, so is Dolly the sheep,

NASA puts a rover on Mars – it’s totally sweet,

98 – we balance the budget and save dimes,

Matthew Shepherd gets killed – it’s a hate crime,

99 – The whole nation cries,

When we hear of what happened at Columbine,

Bill Clinton lies about a lady, gets impeached,

We celebrate the millennium and hit the streets,

2000 – Gore wins, no Bush wins or…

In the end it’s decided by the Supreme Court

2001 – Napster takes a permanent nap,

iPods arrive and our genome is mapped,

I bet we all remember the hour,

When we heard that two planes had hit the towers,

September 11th caused almost 3,000 coffins,

US invaded Afghanistan hunting bin Laden,

02 – American Idol debuts, it’s awesome,

Especially for Kelly Clarkson,

Bush sees an Evil Axis, lowers taxes,

Enron fraud, Spiderman does back flips,

03 – The start of the Iraq war,

While the genocide claims lives in Darfur,

Columbia explodes, SARS is deadly,

Hispanics are now the biggest minority,

04 – Red Sox win, reverse the curse

Facebook is founded by a couple of nerds,

It’s the year the Tsunami hits the shore,

Kerry’s swift-boated, Bush wins four more,

05 –Pope dies, concerts for AIDS,

YouTube, Twilight, Guitar Hero amaze,

London subway bombing, hurricane Katrina,

Baseballers are doping and where is FEMA?

06 – Al Gore makes a movie, it’s true,

Iran gets uranium but is it for nukes?

Nintendo says “Wii,” Scientists find a fish,

Saddam gets hanged, Democrats in Congress,

07 –Virginia Tech and the troop surge,

iPhone drops, and the housing bubble bursts,

We see the first female speaker of the house,

Dixie Chicks win gold, Karl Rove steps down,

08 – the fighting heats up in Gaza,

There’s the first black president, Barack Obama,

Lehman Brothers FAIL, Phelps for the win,

8 gold medals, the boy can swim!

09 – stimulus, Avatar, prop 8,

Gay marriage, moon water, RIP MJ,

H1N1, and Sotomayor

We’re $10 trillion debt, and it’s gonna be more,

2010 – Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti,

Oil spills and ash clouds, it’s crazy,

Tea Party, iPad, 3D’s a nice fad,

New Brit government and health reform passed,

3.3 million high school graduates,

Think of yourself and tell me, are you proud of it?

Channel One, Flocab wishing you congrats,

This has been the last 18 years in rap.

Flocabulary wishing you congrats,

This has been 18 years…

Oil, Immigration & War – May 21st

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May 21st – Waddap tho/

Flocab with the news listen up let’s go/

In the Gulf/

Oil’s still gushing/

Where’s it going? That’s a whole other discussion/

They’re saying it may have entered the Loop Current/

The residents of Florida are hoping for a deterrent/

Perhaps we can get luck from Kevin Costner/

Whose “Ocean Therapy” invention was offered/

Essentially it acts like a vacuum/

Pulling out oil and pushing the water back through/

That’s cool – but what about Thailand?/

Bangkok’s wilin’/

Covered with violence/

Red Shirts want the Prime to resign/

But the Military’s saying, “Not this time”/

Next though from Mexico/

Their President has come to visit and he wants to let ya know/

He ain’t really feeling the new law/

On immigration that Arizona installed/

But here’s a little good news ya’ll/

One of Time’s top fifty  inventions  was called/

“Fold N Play Speakers”/

They’re made out of paper/

That’s been recycled, alright any takers?/

Move-makers – check out the Dream Act/

Some people dig it and some think it seems wack/

It’s for the children of illegal aliens/

A way to gain citizenship/

Only if they begin/

Military service, or attend college/

Then permanent residence would be acknowledged/

But how about a moment of solace/

Hopefully the war in Kabul will be abolished/

Flocabulary’s coming back real soon/

Until then then see ya next week when you tune in.

Friday’s Flocabulary

Flocabulary for this week

Flocabulary with your news for the week
In search of refuge, a few students got rescued
When their boat sank by the coast of Brazil

My mind feels so ill, a couple dozen died
Portugal suffered a bad mudslide
The disaster came without warning
Now the whole
country is in mourning

Reaching a pact and taking peace higher
The prez of Sudan signed a ceasefire
Yes! And now their government will hire
Rebel groups from Darfur, so they could share power

Young Americans were first backing Obama
Some are backing  off, they think he lacks promise
30 and under are stressed and depressed
By the slow movement. Recession’s upsetting

In education news, the prez is suggesting
More quality in our subjects and testing
A whole teaching staff in Rhode Island

Got canned fighting over the extra mile,

I got my eye-on the high school spying
Could it be true? Big brother’s watching you?
A school is getting sued by a student who said, “dang,
Is the school spying on me with my webcam?”

A texas man, complaing about taxes
Hopped in a plane and crashed it
Into an IRS building
for that reason
So ironic, (why?) this is tax season

Plus we have new credit card laws
To save Americans from setbacks and losses
And in NY, teenagers can’t drive
With more than 1 friend at a time

Now that the Winter Olympics are underway
I wonder / how many medals the US will runaway with
OK this is Flocab signing off
This Week in Rap see y’all in March.