May 31, 2013

18 Years in Rap


Shelby: Now, it is time to give a big congrats to the graduating seniors. Here is Flocab with a look back at the biggest moments of your lives in our salute to the class of 2013.

Flocabulary. Eighteen years in rap.

For all the high school grads. Check it out!


Yeah. In ‘95, 3.9 million babies are born

In America. Let’s see what else was going on.


O.J.’s acquitted in LA

OKC is bombed by McVeigh.


Israel gives back land to Palestinians

Toy Story? It makes a couple million.


‘96. We cloned a sheep named Dolly

Collecting Pokémon is a new hobby.


That’s the year that you could die from beef

Whether it’s rap-related or mad cow disease.


Tupac dies. And in ’97, Biggie

So does Princess Diana. That’s a pity.


Mother Teresa is R.I.P.

But NASA lands on Mars. That’s totally sweet


‘98. Google gives a search everyday

Matthew Shepard gets killed ‘cause he was gay.


’99. School shooting at Columbine

Clinton gets acquitted, even though we caught him lying.


Some were scared of Y2K

But we partied all night for a brand new day.


Oh, hey! Bush barely beats Gore

In fact, it’s decided by the Supreme Court.


2001. Yeah, we’re on our science

Map the genome. iPod arrives.


But America changed the hour

When the two planes hit the two towers.


We invade Afghanistan, hunting al-Qaeda

But bin Laden won’t get found ’til later.


’02. Bush names an evil axis, lowers taxes

American Idol smashes.


’03. Start of the Iraq War

Columbia explodes. Death in Darfur.


Biggest U.S. minority is now Latin

Ask my primo. Pixar finds Nemo.


’04. W wins four more

Tsunami waves kill when they hit the shore.


Red Sox win. They reverse the curse

And Facebook’s started by a couple of nerds.


’05. Hurricane Katrina has no love

The pope dies. Baseballers are on drugs.


’06. Nintendo’s Wii. What’s next?

Saddam Hussein, he gets put to death.


’07. iPhone drops. Yeah, I copped it

We see the crisis in the housing market.


But we have the first female speaker of the house

Every year, new barriers for women break down.


’08. Another barrier down. That’s evident

Obama is the first black president.


Michael Phelps dominates the pool

The economy tanks. Banks act a fool.


’09. Stimulus. Water on the moon

R.I.P., MJ. He is gone too soon.


2010. Oil spill. That’s crazy

Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti.


But some lives are saved. The miners freed

I bet fresh air never smelled so sweet.


2011. Occupy Wall Street

We find bin Laden. Put his body in the sea

Europe debt crisis is tough for the Greeks

Steve Jobs dies. He’s resting in peace.


2012. Obama is re-elected

Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast and wrecks it.


And I cried when I heard what went down

To the little kids killed in Newtown.


This year, Boston Marathon bombings

Pope resigned. We got a new Roman pontiff.


3.2 million graduates

I hope you’re looking at the present, and you’re grabbing it.


‘Cause time passes in the blink of an eye

When you look ahead, don’t forget to look behind.

It’s Flocab!


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