2015. What a time to be alive.
For the past month and some change we’ve been compiling lists, debating, and playing our favorite songs to recap the year that was, but how much of it leads to a better understanding of the year in music? How many of these so called “experts” really know anything about the year that was?
That’s why we made this quiz. To separate the real ones from the imposters. If you can pass this totally serious quiz with flying colors, you are officially certified in 2015. If not, your opinion is invalid and you are forbidden from debating rap until Act II drops.
Below are 10 super serious, vital, must-know questions that recap some of the biggest stuff that happened in 2015. You job is to pick the right answer (duh). Choose carefully, if you are wrong you will be given a GIF which will undoubtedly shame you into submission and leave you too embarrassed to log back on in 2016. If you're right, you’ll know.
Enough talk. Put your money where your mouth is. Let’s see how well you really know 2015.
"Trap Queen" was played approximately 7 billion times this year, but do you know who produced it?
On which award show did Kanye debut “All Day”?
Who was the most streamed female artist of the year?
Birdman and Lil Wayne had a falling out in 2015, which later resulted in Wayne's tour bus being shot up. Birdman was indicted, but who carried out the attack?
Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins & Bktherula: Best of the Week
Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins, and Bktherula had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.
“Waiting For My Moment” was one of only two appearances this year from Childish Gambino and was featured on the soundtrack for which movie?
Though he has yet to release an album of his own, this rapper dropped a song with Lil Wayne and was picked for XXL’s Freshmen list.
After ending 2014 with production credits on 2014 FHD, this producer went on to land placements on Dark Sky Paradise, If You Are Reading This It’s Too Late, GO:OD AMRoyalty, and Dreams Worth More Than Money. Name the producer.
Frank Ocean released a blank Souncloud playlist which amassed 5,000 likes in 13 hours before being taken down. Name the playlist.
Name the artist behind “Hit The Quan”
So, how'd you do? If you went nine-for-nine I'll be impressed, although honestly also a little worried for your mental health. And if you went zero-for-nine, it would appear that you don't pay much attention to rap on the internet, in which case, why are you taking a rap quiz on the internet? For the rest of you in the middle, congratulations, you're normal humans who know a normal about about rap music in 2015. It's been a hell of a year. Thanks for rocking with us all year, DJBooth nation. Can't wait to get back to the quizzes in 2016.
[Lucas Garrison is a writer for DJBooth.net. His favorite album is College Dropout but you can also tweet him your favorite Migos songs at @LucasDJBooth. Images via Instagram.]