Uncle Murda returned with his annual “Rap Up” on New Year’s Eve (December 31), which he says will be his last. Over a sample of Tony Toni Toné’s “Anniversary” single, Murda comes in swinging and proceeds to run through some of the biggest stories of the year.
“Lil Nas X gonna catch A.I.D.S. and die like Eazy-E,” he raps. “Hope the LGBTQ don’t cancel me/Like they tried to stop Da Baby from getting paid/When he was talkin’ about how they be givin’ each other A.I.D.S./They hated on Dave Chappelle but couldn’t stop him/Netflix was like, ‘If you don’t like it, don’t watch ’em’ (word)/Bill Cosby came home, glad he’s doing well/Honestly, I thought Bill was gonna die in jail.
“Who the fuck be listening to Tyler, The Creator’s music?/That’s what DJ Khaled said, I know he don’t like losing/How he get the No. 1 album over Khaled when he be out here tossing other n-ggas’ salads?”
And that’s just the first 53 seconds. For 14 minutes, Uncle Murda touches on Bobby Shmurda’s release from prison, claims Jada Pinkett is “still out here making Will [Smith] look stupid,” salutes Alpo Martinez’s killer and marvels at Quavo and Saweetie’s relationship going from “goals” to “toxic.”
From there, Uncle Murda gets into Kanye West’s Drink Champs interview, the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia Verzuz and “coke head” Trick Daddy saying Beyoncé can’t sing. But that’s when he says he’s just getting “warmed up” and dives head first into the aftermath of the Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez shooting incident.
“Tory told Megan to ‘dance’ before he shot her,” he continues. “Put your hands on your knees, shake your ass to some ‘Thot Shit’/That’s what Tory told her Megan before she got hit (imagine that).”
Other pertinent topics include the decimation of Joe Budden’s podcast, Dr. Dre’s high profile divorce from Nicole Young, the Astroworld tragedy, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s split, Ye’s concert with Drake, Karen Civil allegedly “robbing” Joyner Lucas and the deaths of DMX, former Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob, Drakeo The Ruler and Virgil Abloh, among others.
But as Uncle Murda says repeatedly throughout the song, he’s “cool with not being cool with n-ggas” and went after anyone he deemed deserving of a mention.
Listen to the full track above. It’s also available as an NFT. More details below.