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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM X!!

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sh-sh-show!?….

sh-sh-show!?.. …

show-BOYYS!!

Stylistically, this track was definitely ahead of its time. And the profound thing is that this would end up not simply being a light-hearted, x-mas-themed rap song, but one of The Showboys’ freshest tracks. There’s a bit of history here, if you’ll allow us to connect some dots… Between companion songs from this compilation “Christmas in Hollis” (Run DMC) and the highly-sampled “Dana Dane is Coming to Town”, and of course not forgetting Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin'”(1979), hip-hop music has had a very strong showing from EARLY on when it comes to celebrating the holidays. And it’s no joke either! Is it a coincidence that Coco La Rock, the FIRST emcee of hip-hop chose to release his ONLY recorded track in 2008, entitled “Hello Merry Christmas”? Even Sticky Fingaz from Onyx got down for the holidays.

So I guess all this is to say, as stated in the greatest Christmas movie of all time (haha), Beat Street (1984), “HIP-HOP DON’T STOP”, and Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays from CleanRap!

PEACE.

R.I.P. Guru

NIIICE!!

I’d heard the breakbeat, but hadn’t heard this song until now. Don’t judge!!

Rest in Peace to Phife Dawg