Rather than ranking albums or singles like a normal, sane end-of-the-year list, both Carlos (@DamnItCarlos on Twitter) and myself (@MeelzTV on Twitter) have decided to hold our inaugural year-end Possibly Offensive, Yet Understandably Accurate awards. A short, yet fun list.
Cultural Appropriation Song of the Year: Justin Bieber “Sorry”
That one time that Justin Bieber took a dancehall/soca backdrop, introduced it to the masses and made bank. Yup.
Album To Finger Your Girl To: Miguel “Wildheart”
Track #3. You’re welcome.
Song That Makes You Miss The Old Kanye: The Weeknd “Tell Your Friends”
Remember the same Kanye West that produced “You Don’t Know My Name” for Alicia Keys and the Graduation album? He’s long gone, and this production just makes the heart grow fonder.
The Netflix & Chill Song of the Year: Drake “Hotline Bling”
And with this, let us completely retire any “______ & Chill” phrase in 2015.
Drake Appropriation Song of the Year: Bryson Tiller “Don’t”
Great song, nonetheless.
Watch White People Try To Dance Song of the Year: Silento “Watch Me”
President Obama set the bar so high that even Hilary Clinton has to try to relate to the urban youth.
The “Yaas Bitch, Go Awf” Anthem: Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé “Feelin’ Myself”
*claps hands* *pats hair* Yaas boo, go awf!
Scumbag Song of the Year: Ty Dolla $ign and Trey Songz “Know Ya”
Metro Boomin provides the backdrop to another record in the Trey Songz & Ty Dolla $ign scumbag chronicles.
MC Hammer “It Ain’t Shit, But It’s Lit” Lifetime Achievement Award: Rae Sremmurd “SremmLife”
SremmLife is better than a lot of people’s albums, and it’s tearing up people inside. Let’s just hope they don’t go broke like Hammer or missing like Kriss Kross.
The “New York’s Not Totally Washed” Song of the Year: French Montana “Off The Rip” Featuring Chinx & N.O.R.E.
French Montana dropped “Off The Rip” and grabbed Khloe Kardashian & Sanaa Lathan in the same year. New York is back folks.
Song You’ll Never Hear Outside Of 2015: Jidenna “Classic Man”
Just being incredibly honest.
Sneaky Fire Beat of the Year: The Game “100” Featuring Drake
This slaps, and Game isn’t too bad either.