The Brooklyn rapper continued his annual trend of recapping the biggest moments in Hip Hop culture of the past year on Saturday (December 31) with the release of “Rap Up 2022.”
The 15-minute track finds him dedicating ample bars to Kanye West, who he crowned “Donkey of the Year” for his various controversies, including his antisemitic and pro-Hitler remarks, White Lives Matter shirts and comments about George Floyd.
“Let’s talk about Kanye being antisemitic, the adidas deal that made him a billionaire got deaded / Now he only worth ’bout four, five hundred M’s / He lost his momma, Pete Davidson started fucking Kim / He be dressing dusty now, he don’t even look rich / He been looking stressed since that white boy took his bitch,” Murda raps over a soulful, hard-hitting beat.
“You already know JAY-Z be ignoring him, he violated George Floyd, Black people ain’t supporting him / He was on ‘Drink Champs’ sounding like a fucking clown / N.O.R.E. and them had to go and take the interview down / He defended the cop that had George Floyd on the ground, he say dumb shit whenever there’s a camera around / And it’s like he say this shit without no hesitation, his friends need to make sure he taking his medication,” he continues.
“Maybe he ain’t crazy and that’s really how he feel / Lately he keep taking shots at Diddy and Meek Mill / No more Yeezys, no more Balenciaga deals / Banned from Instagram, damn, that n-gga gotta chill / Fuck Donkey of the Day, he Donkey of the Year, bro / Even Pusha T had to cut ties with that weirdo / He did it to himself, I really don’t understand that n-gga / What the fuck would make him go and say he a fan of Hitler? / He confused, Kanye want to be a cracker / That n-gga made T-shirts saying ‘White Lives Matter.'”
Uncle Murda also has harsh words for Gunna, who was recently released from jail after taking a plea deal in the RICO case against his and Young Thug’s YSL (Young Slime Life) collective. Murda joins the chorus of critics accusing him of snitching on Thug to secure his freedom, labeling him the “new 6ix9ine.”
“Young Thug and Gunna got with the RICO, they using rap lyrics against them and that shit is illegal / They let Gunna go, we tryna figure out how that happened / He took a plea deal, Lil Boosie said that n-gga ratting / Gunna pushing pleas, Young Thug still stuck in jail / N-ggas saying Gunna knew names and ‘I’m gonna tell,'” he spits.
“Until we know all the facts we shouldn’t speak on that / If Thug ain’t tell him to take that deal then he a rat / He was on ‘Crime Stoppers’ before looking bad / He the new 6ixine on the ‘Gram, shit is sad / We saw that video of him in court, he a yes man / Is YSL a gang? That n-gga said, ‘Yes ma’am.'”
He adds: “‘Yes ma’am, I know about crimes that they committed, that was Jeffery’s stuff in that car when y’all caught me in it’ / You can plead the Fifth on certain shit but that don’t matter / You got Charleston White calling you his favorite new rapper / You ain’t have to take that deal, my n-gga, free the Slime / You ain’t do shit, you wasn’t facing no real time.”
The G-Unit affiliate has plenty to say about Hip Hop’s other major legal story from 2022: the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion trial, which resulted in Tory being found guilty of shooting Megan in the feet in July 2020.
Murda goes in on Megan for admitting on the witness stand that she lied about her relationship with Tory prior to the shooting and sabotaging the rapper’s apparent efforts to hook up with Kylie Jenner at the fateful party that night.
While stating his belief that Tory was done dirty and a mistrial should have been called, Murda also slams Lanez for his apology phone call to Megan’s former friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris, from jail, which reportedly convinced the jury that he was guilty.
“Tory Lanez and Megan trial was like a soap opera / Still don’t know if Tory Lanez or that girl Kelsey hot her / But we know Megan lied about fucking Tory / And she get drunk like she on ‘Drink Champs’ with N.O.R.E. / And we know her and DaBaby was intimate, it’s embarrassing for her man hearing about who was hitting it,” he raps.
“Imagine when he fucking now, what he be thinking about? On top of that, she got kicked out of Kylie Jenner house / Tory could have fucked Kylie if Megan wasn’t hating / Wonder how Travis Scott feel about that situation / Tory got found guilty, they did him foul / Too many inconsistencies, should have been a mistrial.”
He continues: “As far as DNA being on that gun, his was not / A witness said they saw a female take the first shot / They was all drunk and high, shit just went too far / Megan should have never made Tory get in that car / Now we gotta try to unpack a whole lot of shit / Kelsey could have shot her just like how Remy shot a bitch.
“I’m just saying y’all acting like that shit is impossible / I ain’t picking sides, I’m just trying to be logical / Tory Lanez father blaming JAY-Z and Roc Nation / JAY-Z ain’t tell your son to go and shoot Megan / He an independent artist, he make his own decisions / He might get deported after he do his time in prison / He can win the appeal but he need a lot of help / If him or Kelsey ain’t do it then that bitch shot herself.
“Why Tory call that girl from a phone in prison / Knowing they record them calls and was gon’ listen? / He supposed to know better, people was uncertain / Now it’s looking like they convicted the right person.”
Elsewhere in the sprawling lyrical recap, Uncle Murda tackles Will Smith’s Oscars slap on Chris Rock, Diddy and Yung Miami’s “single-but-dating” relationship, the deaths of TakeOff, PnB Rock and DJ Kay Slay, Freddie Gibbs’ Buffalo beatdown, Master P and Romeo Miller’s (since-resolved) family feud and much more.
Listen to “Rap Up 2022” and check out more highlights below:
On Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars:
“Will Smith really went and smacked the shit out of Chris Rock / He laughed at the joke at first ’til he saw his wife’s demeanor / Chris Rock ain’t no Jada was bald because of alopecia / That’s something the majority of people knew nothing about / But I bet you he won’t put his name back in his fucking mouth.”
On Tory Lanez allegedly assaulting August Alsina:
“Her boo August Alsina got beat up by Tory / Jada probably called him to see if he’s okay / I wonder how she felt when she found out that he was gay / That’s who you cheated on Will for? Let me fucking stop / August gonna fuck around catch the monkeypox.”
On R. Kelly’s prison sentence & fake album:
“R. Kelly put an album out admitting what he did / Nobody cared he got 30 years when he went to trial / We ain’t tryna be out here screaming free a pedophile.”
On Freddie Gibbs allegedly getting beat up by Benny The Butcher’s crew in Buffalo:
“Let’s talk about Freddie Gibbs, like really what’s up with him? / N-ggas robbed him in Buffalo and he got beat up again / He be out here looking like a cold-blooded sucka.”
On Diddy’s new baby & Yung Miami “side chick” saga:
“Diddy had a daughter, congratulations my brother / Yung Miami trending ’cause she’s not the baby mother / Akademiks called her one of Diddy’s side joints / Right now them City Girls is down a thousand points.”
On T.I.’s stand-up comedy career & snitching confession:
“T.I. trying to become a comedian / Whoever told him he was funny was fucking misleading him / He couldn’t deal with the audience being rude / It was funny seeing him get mad when he getting booed.
“And he snitched on his dead cousin, I’m not lying / He said his cousin told him to do it ’cause he was dying / That’s some real shit, I get it, you needed help / But I feel like it’s certain shit you should keep to yourself.”
On Saweetie, Quavo & Lil Baby’s alleged love triangle:
“Saweetie fucked Lil Baby, I knew she was a freak / Her album flopped, it only did 2,000 the first week / She put a record out dissing Quavo, bad timing / Honestly, she sound better on mute when she rhyming.”
On Irv Gotti dredging up his alleged fling with Ashanti:
“I know Ashanti regretting letting Irv Gotti fuck her / Every interview he do he got her name in his mouth / Either he obsessed with her or he just chasing clout / Shit corny, even Fat Joe had to call him out / He mad she’s fucking Nelly, n-gga, that’s what it’s all about.”
On Ma$e & Diddy rekindling their feud:
“Ma$e said Diddy robbed him, I believe that shit / That’s what happens when you sign a contract and don’t that read that shit / Now Ma$e saying he the new Diddy 2.0 / Same deal Puff gave him he gave Fivio / They was on Gillie and Wallo show going at it / Before you sign a contract, let your lawyer look at it.”
On TakeOff’s death:
“And I don’t know who was holding who down when they was shooting / But how the fuck n-ggas let TakeOff get killed in Houston? / They went from arguing to fighting to shots fired / I don’t want to say no names, not trying to get no one indicted.
“Akademiks and the internet spread a foul rumor / But they already caught the n-gga that ‘posed to be the shooter / We keep losing good n-ggas, n-ggas should be ashamed / He was one of the coolest n-ggas in the whole rap game / Life too short, you never know when the ending is / Hope Offset and Quavo settle their differences.”
On PnB Rock’s death:
“PnB Rock died during a robbery in front of his baby moms, that shit right there bothered me / Could have just robbed him, wasn’t no need for killing / Man, that shit sad, imagine how his kids is feeling / And y’all owe his baby moms an apology / N-ggas saw him pulling him, that’s what led to the robbery / Rapper started blaming her for posting up pictures, but shit like that happen, learn to mind your fucking business.
“Another good brother gone, n-ggas should be ashamed / It ain’t worth killing n-ggas over no watch and chain / They caught the kid who did it, that n-gga never coming home / They locked up his father, too, he ain’t do that shit alone / If bad parenting was a person it’s that n-gga / He was the getaway driver, that shit wack, n-gga.”
“Can’t believe I’m about to say ‘R.I.P. Kay Slay’ / The culture took a loss, he was more than just a DJ / Fuck COVID-19, that shit really took a legend / He was the first one to play me on Hot 97 / Appreciate all the opportunities that he gave me / Every Thursday night on the radio he would play me / N-ggas is on Instagram fronting saluting you / A lot of n-ggas that you helped ain’t pull up to your funeral.
“You know Remy said something as soon as they let her speak / She started looking around and said it’s too many empty seats / Every Thursday night n-ggas had Kay Slay bumping / Rest in peace to the Drama King, n-gga was straight stuntin.'”
On Nick Cannon welcoming his 12th child:
“I’ve been in this booth for over 10 minutes rapping / How many kids this n-gga Nick Cannon plan on fucking having? / It’s like he’s tryna get a hundred more girls pregnant / And overturning Roe vs. Wade ain’t helping.”
On Master P & Romeo Miller’s family feud:
“Romeo exposed him, that n-gga really hate him / He said you stole all his money, n-gga, you never paid him / Why he do that to Lil Romeo? That’s wack / He finally about to get his first check off Rap Snacks / Never met a n-gga in the hood that eat that shit / That shit tastes straight like dirt, y’all can keep that shit.”
On NBA YoungBoy checking Rich The Kid & beefing with Bobby Shmurda:
“NBA YoungBoy had Rich The Kid shook over a little picture with Lil Durk that he took / Hope he know Bobby Shmurda and Rich The Kid different / Bobby will really boom you, n-gga, watch who you mention.”
On A$AP Rocky’s shooting arrest:
“A$AP Rocky shot a n-gga that was his man / Well, allegedly, he caught him stealing and shot him in his hand.”
On Drake unfollowing Ice Spice on Instagram:
“Drake unfollowed Ice Spice after he flew her out.”
On Blueface’s attempted murder arrest & volatile relationship with Chrisean Rock:
“Blueface had got locked up for attempted murder / Him and Chrisean the new Ike and Tina Turner.”
On Dr. Dre’s star-studded Super Bowl halftime show:
“Can’t forget about the Super Bowl, that was legendary / Dr. Dre, Snoop, Em, 50, Kendrick and Mary / Hip Hop lit, they gon’ talk about that shit forever / Shout out to JAY-Z, he helped put that shit together.”
On Soulja Boy getting pepper sprayed by Charleston White:
“It’s funny watching two n-ggas beef that can hardly fight / Like Soulja Boy getting pepper sprayed by Charleston White.”
“JD said created 106 & Park, Bow Wow said that’s cap regarding those remarks / Even Steven Hill responded saying that was cap.”