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Young woman blowing confetti

So Kendrick got the nod
Of song of the year
From the motherf*cking President
Now that’s a motherf*cking ear

Knowing you got POTUS in your pocket
11 Grammy nods
Shit if this ain’t Kendrick’ys year
I don’t know shit, we just bods

K’la the lyricist
Spoke about love all year long
Potently, womanly
The Gospel dropped to right some wrong

Azealia Beefed with everyone
Including Global Grind
That’s when I stepped in with a tweet
Shit, you know, I got my pride

Hov, Nicki, Madonna
And some other players made some moves
TIDAL’s what that shit’s called
Still don’t know enough to peruse

Trump made his mark
As dumb-ass of the year
I say that shit honestly
I ain’t got nothin’ to lose, hope you’re all ears

Meek’s threatened with more jail
Nicki’s standing by his side
Hope he doesn’t see another minute in a cell
He’s helped me on too many rides

Exposed to more than I’d care
To share with you in this wrap-up poem
So ill keep this shit fresh
Like it’s the 90’s bitches and I’m mothaf*ckin Prince, roamin’

2015 had music
released and unreleased
both that shit is dope
but which one you think is the real crack? Please.

Rihanna had us yellin’
“B*tch better have my money” with ease
Releasing Anti in the dopest way
That shit gives me goosebumps—happy line crease

Nicki’s Pinkprint toured in its own right
Cole’s Forest Hills Drive this summer too
I kinda went to both concerts
Highlights of my summer really it’s true

Started working on The Grind in April
Got thrown into a cell for what I said
If you don’t believe me it’s cool
It’s just I lost some time, but never turned red

‘Cause I still kept up
When I was there it was mainstream time
When I was on my own
It was media interaction more sublime

We’re addicted to our phones
Just check out people on the streets and bus
That’s why I asked Azealia genuinely on Twitter
If GG isn’t reputable, then what is, love?

Damn I want to know what an artist has to say
Especially one has outspoken like her
Goddammit I am one
And only fuck with people who ain’t liars

But don’t we all feel that way
Who’s real and who ain’t
Who’s THUGLIFE and who’s fakin’
Who’s life for the sinning saint?

Dreamville made some moves
Republic Records too
Shit The Roc signed a Palestinian-Canadian
That shit was the dopest, it’s true

You gotta look at the industry
And see some dope moves
You gotta wonder in awe
And you gotta question every fucking groove

Or you can get lost
In the beat and the moment
Which one you think I choose?
Trini Dem Girls playing and im zonin’

But I got my own take
My own artistic signature with a smile
Released an Ep “Epiphany” on Christmas Day
Had my own shit to say, guerilla style

In 2015 Black Lives Matter
Was chanted throughout the air
Whether it was electronic or in Brooklyn
It was truly everywhere

Which is where it should be
Police brutality as it is
Saw a protest the other day
As an activist I just had to run past

Did you see some activism this year?
On your TL, in your real life?
Ferguson was 2014
But the spirit is as real as the strife

Trump took on ISIS
In the dumbest political maneuver of the year
So congratulations on your “disqualification” headline
Now let’s see them crocodile tears

Hillary is up for the spot
2016, will a female be the future prez?
It’s in your hands Americans
Vote for whoever you think will represent

Paris saw an attack
On the city of love
I cried over that shit
Don’t tell me I’m not love

Berlin, Nigeria
Turkey, Syria,
Where does the terror stop
It starts with you dear, I feel ya

Ya children’s rights
Is my true agenda
That’s why I don’t give a fuck
I’d invite you to come join and replica

Because it’s our only way forward
As a global community
I’m talking to you now
I’m a true Lupe ideological groupie

Fiasco dropped Pharaoh Height
That went under the radar but I kept my mouth shut
I guess you can consider me kinda like Charles Hamilton on XXL
Epic but quite, a little pissed off

You want 2016 to be different
Shit I know where we can start
Bump To Pimp A Butterfly
Play it for your soulful counterparts

Cole and Kendrick left us wondering
On Black Friday of all days
Are they going to collaborate?
And will that be the end of days?

February is going to be a dope month
I know a little bit of that and this
2015 was a year of learning
for all of us grown ass adult kids

If you didn’t feel the wealth
Of spirit in the year
If you didn’t hear the good music
Then of that I am truly sorry my dear

Because there’s so much I’m not even referencing
So much good music of which we don’t even know
Like where the fuck is Mos Def?
I know Talib Kweli is still fighting demons on the TL though

Bey slayed performance art as usual
In her perfect feminine form
Kim and Ye brought a narrative Saint into the world
Now that’s forward thinking—not the norm

Khloe wrote a book
Was splashed around in the media more than I thought was fair
But I guess that’s what happens when you’re a bad bitch in Hollywood
There was another bad bitch published too, it’s rare

Shoutout to Amber Rose
For bringing something to the stage that needed to be said
She may not be of this world
But shit she’s here so get off her areola, JM quote lead

That was the line of the year
It went well under the radar as well
“Get Off My Arealoa”, I’ll say it again
Janelle Monae thank you for that you’ve got the keys to the spell

Mack Wilds brought us back to the 90’s
He also had the male spot in the video of the year
Adele “Hello” is the name
You ain’t heard of It? You under a rock? You live in fear?

Straight Outta Compton riled up the youth
But was it enough to change the mindset?
Nah this ain’t the 90’s man
This 2015, let’s be real, a Grammy almost went to… I saw red

So mistakes were made
What’s new, we’re human right?
Cozz was breakout performance of the year for me
Look him up, you’ll be up all night

Yo, who can get this far into a poem about 2015
And not mention Drake?
Hotline Bling? Energy?
Man there’s a reason why they call it pullin’ a “Drake”

August Alsina
Gave inspirational interview of year
To Global Grind’s Brittany Lewis
That’s why I just don’t get a diss to the gears

If I think about 2015
And think about inspiration
Kid Cudi’s Ted talk comes to mind
You gotta watch that shit for the life lessons

The Weekend continued to rise
Angelina Jolie shut shit down at the UN
Dre dropped Compton
And the Kardashians continued their world domination

It was a lively year
An energetic one if you were paying attention
But maybe you’re about to wake up
When I tell you this lesson

Pick your thoughts;
And pick them wisely.
So on that note, let’s blaze some trees this New Year
And let’s raise our consciousness this year, highly.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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