Tag: Santa’s Score: 3/5

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




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




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




Kurtis Blow – “Christmas Rappin'”

Ladies and gentlemen… your host Kris Kringle presents… the very first Christmas rap song ever released! Kurtis Blow’s classic “Christmas Rappin’” was released back in 1980 on the bonus disc of his (groundbreaking) debut album.




Gucci Mane – “Christmas Tree” (feat. PeeWee & OJ Da Juiceman)

Santa’s first gift in 2013 is a fresh dose of the Trap God himself. Unfortunately, the track’s only Christmas mention is during the chorus, but ay, it’s only September. Gotta warm up to the season somehow. I actually like this song, but it is extremely Naughty, talking almost exclusively about blowing chron and getting down