Congrats to the class of 2010! This is (nearly) all the major headlines of your life. In rap. The Week in Rap will be back in the fall.
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.
The Brits send the first text message, what’s more,
Rodney King verdict, Bill Clinton is elected,
No more cold war, Yugoslavia’s dissected,
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,
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,
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,
04 – Red Sox win, reverse the curse
It’s the year the Tsunami hits the shore,
Kerry’s swift-boated, Bush wins four more,
05 –Pope dies, concerts for AIDS,
London subway bombing, hurricane Katrina,
Baseballers are doping and where is FEMA?
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,
8 gold medals, the boy can swim!
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,
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…