The year-end rap up has become an annual tradition in hip-hop. Since 2002, Virginia rapper Skillz has recapped nearly every year with a rap song (he skipped 2013). Each time, he takes the most controversial, exciting, sad and divisive moments of the year in pop culture and puts them on one track.
Today (Dec. 31), the MC unleashed his latest edition for 2015.
In honor of this, MTV News decided to look back on the 13 years of this Skillz tradition, starting with 2002. And by looking at some of the topics he raps about on each cut, we can take a trip down memory lane, from the MySpace days to Kanye West's Taylor Swift moment at the VMAs to Adele's "Hello." Jump into the musical time machine below and get your pop culture history with 13 years of the Skillz rap up.
Things He Raps About: Jay Z Vs. Nas, Jay Z Vs. Cam'ron, 50 Vs. Ja Rule, J. Lo dating Ben Affleck and the deaths of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez and Jam Master Jay.
Things He Raps About: Jessica Simpson's reality show, Eminem's Benzino beef, the iPod and Beyoncé and Jay Z dating on the low.
Things He Raps About: Paris Hilton's sex tape, Janet Jackson's Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, Kanye West's "Jesus Walks," the Blackberry, William Hung and the "Lean Back."
Things He Raps About: 50 Cent Vs. Jadakiss, 50 Vs. Fat Joe, 50 Vs. The Game, Jay Z's Dame Dash feud, Destiny's Child breaking up, Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch, and the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.
Things He Raps About: MySpace, Britney Spears and K. Fed's relationship, Jay Z Vs. Cam'ron, "Chappelle's Show," "The Wire," "Flavor Of Love," Lil Wayne and Birdman's kiss and the deaths of Proof and J Dilla.
Things He Raps About: Kim Kardashian and Ray J's sex tape (though he only mentioned Ray J), "The Sopranos" ending, Barry Bonds, Britney Spears shaving her head, 50 Cent Vs. Kanye and the Virginia Tech shooting.
Things He Raps About: Barack Obama becoming the first Black president, Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" video, Kanye's paparazzi run-ins, the recession, Sarah Palin, and Rick Ross' past as a C.O. being uncovered.
Things He Raps About: Michael Jackson's death, Eminem Vs. Mariah Carey, this "new thing called Twitter," Kanye's Taylor Swift mic snatching at the VMAs, Octomom, "Jon And Kate Plus 8," Tiger Woods' scandal, the jerkin' dance and the deaths of Roc Raida and DJ AM.
Things He Raps About: The BP oil spill, Haiti, Usher signing Justin Bieber, Angry Birds, Antoine Dodson, iPads, Nicki Minaj Vs. Lil' Kim, and the deaths of Guru and Eyedea.
Things He Raps About: Gucci Mane's ice cream cone tat, Kim K's music, the royal wedding, Osama Bin Laden's death, Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement, Ray J Vs. Fabolous, Occupy Wall Street, Lil Wayne's jeggings, Anthony Wiener and the deaths of Amy Winehouse and Heavy D.
Things He Raps About: Common Vs. Drake, Blue Ivy's birth, Instagram, "Jersey Shore," the 2Pac hologram, President Barack Obama's re-election, Nicki Minaj Vs. Mariah Carey, "Gangnam Style," Lil Wayne's seizures.
Things He Raps About: KimYe's marriage, Solange’s elevator incident, the ALS ice bucket challenge, Nicki's "Anaconda," Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's split, Drake Vs. Diddy and Lil Wayne Vs. Baby.
Things He Raps About: The dress, 1 Direction, Apple Watch, "Power," "Empire," Snapchat, Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, Drake Vs. Meek Mill, Justin Bieber, Nicki Vs. Miley, Lamar Odom.
Happy New Year!