Tag: Christmas Relevance: 5/5

“Christmas in Boston” feat. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology), Kali, Reks, JFK & Teyana Taylor

Back in 2010, Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music label released a surprisingly relevant Christmas song in 2010 called “Christmas in Harlem”.  It’s easily one of my favorite xmas songs with it’s holiday-but-not-gimmicky vibe, featuring Teyana Taylor on the chorus and a whole list of rappers. Apparently that list of rappers wasn’t long enough: a bunch of Boston emcees put together




Kid-friendly: “Christmas in Oldskool County” (42 min mix)

Looking for a playlist of old school hip-hop Christmas jams? Look no further. @JefCzekaj from Hip+Hop Don’t Stop put together this 42 minute kid-friendly mix of Hip Hop Christmas songs from the ’80s!




Rza & Craig Ferguson – “Deck The Halls”

Back in 2005, TV host Craig Ferguson brought out RZA to perform a hip-hop version of the Christmas carol “Deck The Halls”. RZA does a little beatboxing, while Craig Ferguson plays the stereotypical embarrassing white guy… you’ll see what I mean. Christmas Relevance Naughty or Nice? Santa’s Score RZA on Twitter Craig Ferguson on Twitter The Late




LehtMoJoe – “Christmas Swag” (Paul McCartney vs. Soulja Boy)

Ready for some next level sh**?!? Dallas-based DJ LehtMoJoe crafted a perfect mash-up of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” and Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag”. Who knew that these two legends were meant from each other in the mash-up hall of fame?




White Lightning, P’Zilla, and Chinchilla – “Ho! Ho! Ho! (It Looks Like Snow)”

Chances are you haven’t heard of White Lightning, P-Zilla, or Chinchilla until now. It’s okay, neither did we. Just know that your mind is about to be blown with one of the best Christmas rap songs in the history of Christmas rap songs.




Ghostface Killah – “Ghostface X-Mas”

Wu-Tang celebrates Christmas too! Released in 2008, this single features Tony Starks himself dropping a few Christmas-related verses over a hip-hop “Carol of the Bells” instrumental. Surprisingly, the song is G-rated for the most part. There is the occasional reference to Hennessey mixed with egg nog (yum) and a particular illegal plant, but this is standard Shaolin fare. You tell




2-Cent Christmas 2012 – “2 Christmaz” Parody Video (Impersonations of 2 Chainz, Notorious BIG, Kendrick Lamar, and MANY more)

Christmas parodies are a yearly tradition from the team at 2-Cent, and their 2012 video was another hit. Rather than making an outright music video this time, they added some skits, making it more of a story. To me, this year’s video was not as comical as previous ones, but no less entertaining. The 2-Cent




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




Murs – “Christmas Rules Everything Around Me” (+ Lyrics)

The seasoned LA rap vet wishes a Merry X-Murs to you and yours. Just released about a week ago, “Christmas Rules Everything Around Me” is a trap-style Christmas rap produced by Curtiss King. Fueled off a “Carol of the Bells” sample, it’s not a cheerful instrumental but then again, the song itself isn’t the most




Algee – “This Christmas”

If there were any Christmas rap song that would be suitable for radio play, Algee’s version of “This Christmas” would be it. The energy level is high throughout the song, and the instrumental stays true to the original “This Christmas” with some added flare. The lyrics are light-hearted as Algee takes us through some of