Tag: Decade: 1990s

Rap Allstars – “Last Christmas” ft. Leroy Daniels

Back in 1998, the Rap Allstars created their own rendition of George Michael’s classic song “Last Christmas”. It’s a great song and fits perfectly into any Christmas playlist. Nothing revolutionary here, just good old fashion hip hop Christmas music. There’s also a video to go along with it. Christmas Relevance Naughty or Nice? Santa’s Score




West Coast Bad Boyz – “High Fo Xmas” (with Lyrics)

Let’s hop in a time machine. Having just released the West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1 compilation album in August of ’94, Master P’s No Limit Records is starting to gain momentum. The label is no longer in it’s infancy but still has a few years to go before it will release gold- and platinum-selling albums like




69 Boyz, Quad City DJs, and K-Nock – “What You Want For Christmas”

Talk about taking it to the next level… this song is crazy! The instrumental’s got a techno/breakbeat backbone to it, with jingle bells sitting front and center. Dare I say this is actually a Christmas song that is danceable. As with the last song we posted, the premise of the song is the rappers outlining




Run DMC – “Christmas Is”

Although “Christmas Is” is the less popular of Run DMC’s Christmas carols, it is still a solid jam for the holiday season. The trio raps about how to do Christmas right, which in a nutshell is to give to others and be selfless. The only knock I have on this song is the lack of




J-Flexx – “Party 4 Da Homies” ft. Sean “Barney” Thomas

Today we move back to the regularly scheduled program, Hip-Hop and R&B! This track by J-Flexx and Sean Thomas is a relatively upbeat R&B song that is sure to get the party warmed up. It has an 80’s, feel-good sound to it but doesn’t sound especially Christmas-y. The laid back feel of the song makes a lot of




B.g.o.t.i. – “O Holy Night”

At this point, I might just continue posting songs from Christmas On Death Row until the album is over. It’s that good! This one comes from the mysterious B.G.O.T.I. who I cannot find anything about using Google (that’s a first). Regardless, this rendition of “O Holy Night” is one of the best I can remember –




6 Feet Deep – “Frosty The Snowman”

I concede… it’s only October, but Christmas on Death Row is already getting me in the Christmas spirit. This rendition of “Frosty The Snowman” by male R&B group 6 Feet Deep is a familiar take on a classic tune. With an emphasis on the drums and a healthy dose of funk on the bass guitar,




Nate Dogg – “Be Thankful” ft. Butch Cassidy

“Be Thankful” is a slow jam off Death Row Records’ 1996 Christmas album, Christmas on Death Row. The beat is relaxing with a bit of funk thrown in and serves as a nice backdrop for Nate Dogg’s classic soulful vocals. It sounds more or less like your average Christmas slow jam, and for that reason




Gary Barner & O.F.T.B. – “Christmas In The Ghetto”

Here’s another track from Death Row Records’ Christmas on Death Row mixtape. This one is more rough and raw, actually reflecting seriously about what Christmas in the ghetto is like, as both a parent and child. The song is great for what it is, but unfortunately any sort of Christmas cheer is absent on this one.




Snoop Dogg – “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto” ft. Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee, Bad Azz

Today we got a real dope track off Death Row Records’ Christmas On Death Row album, plus a video to match! Produced by Snoop, the beat is real laid-back so grab your beverage of choice and kick your feet up for this one. The video is solid too, with Snoop tryin’ to steal my swag by dressing up