With Christmas just around the corner, I think it’s now acceptable to start blasting the festive tunes. We are used to hearing the likes of Mariah Carey, Wham! and Eartha Kitt on the radio, world-famous songs that truly are classics. However, pop music shouldn’t always dominate your seasonal selections. Hip-Hop has put it’s own spin on on Christmas music in the past, and although rap isn’t always what comes to mind when you think of toasty evenings around the fire with snow (hopefully) coming down outside, these songs deserve a place in your festive playlists:
A feel-good collaboration between Kanye’s GOOD Music artists with all of the featured artists giving a different take on the holidays. We hear about Kanye’s Bad Santa-esque sexual escapades and a characteristically lavish shopping spree from Dipset’s Jim Jones.
One of the most celebrated forays from the hip-hop community into christmas time carols, this 1987 classic takes us into the heart of Queens, New York as the pioneer M.C.’s regale us with their Christmas traditions.
One of rap’s first bankable solo stars, Kurtis Blow dropped this new twist on the christmas carol 36 years ago in 1979!
This festive cut from the otherwise sinister Death Row records features Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound and the late Nate Dogg getting funky. Who says gangstas can’t get into the Christmas spirit?
Aswell as featuring in the 2007 holiday film “Fred Claus“, Ludacris contributed to the soundtrack with this hit bound to get you nodding your head as you’re preparing Christmas dinner.
Juelz Santana didn’t stray far from the classic Dipset formula for this extravagant seasonal smash. Who wouldn’t want to go dashing through the snow in an all-white bentley?!
A typically vulgar Christmas anthem interpolation of “Jingle Bells” from the late N.W.A Legend. Fairly NSFW…
Tell me your favourite hip-hop Christmas hits, and if you’re feeling extra festive why not treat yourselves to a Christmas sweater to keep you warm whilst rapping along…
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