“Man Of The Year” is a song by American rapper Schoolboy Q. It was released on November 23, 2013, as the second single from his third studio album “Oxymoron”. The song was produced by Nez & Rio, and samples “Misunderstood” by American rock band Bon Jovi. The track received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, reaching number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The lyrics of “Man Of The Year” are a celebration of success and living life to the fullest. The chorus features Schoolboy Q singing:
“I’m the man of the year, man of the year, man of the year
Man of the year, man of the year, man of the year”
The verses touch on topics such as fame, money, and women, with Schoolboy Q boasting about his accomplishments and expressing his desire for more.
The music video for “Man Of The Year” was directed by Dave Free and Jack Begert of the creative collective The Little Homies. It features Schoolboy Q in various luxurious settings, such as a yacht and a mansion, surrounded by beautiful women. The video also includes a tribute to the late rapper Mac Miller, with Schoolboy Q holding up a sign that reads “RIP Mac Miller” at the end.
“Man Of The Year” was praised by critics for its catchy hook and confident lyrics. Pitchfork’s Jayson Greene called it “the record’s undeniable centerpiece,” while Chris Coplan of Consequence of Sound named it one of the “10 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2014”. The song also helped propel “Oxymoron” to commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In Popular Culture
“Man Of The Year” has been featured in various films, TV shows, and commercials. It was used in the trailers for the films “Horrible Bosses 2” and “The Night Before”, as well as in episodes of TV shows such as “Ballers” and “Atlanta”. The song was also used in a commercial for the video game “Madden NFL 15”.
“Man Of The Year” is a standout track from Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” album, showcasing his confident flow and catchy hooks. The song has become a fan favorite and a staple in his live performances. With its celebration of success and living life to the fullest, “Man Of The Year” has become an anthem for those striving to achieve their goals and live their best lives.