Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Rap’

What other blog do you find posting relics like this??

Ladies and gentlemen, party people, hip-hop heads. We proudly present Super Jay.

This track is one of two commercial records he released in the early days of recorded hip-hop… How interesting is it that one of them is about Christmas?

We’ve brought this up before. The same thing can be said about Dizzi Heights’ Christmas Rapping, The Showboys’ That’s What I Want for Christmas, and even Coke La Rock’s Hello Merry Christmas Baby. There’s no doubt that Christmas Rap has BEEN a thing. And while some genres see “Christmas music” as a separate thing, a lot of great Emcees have gotten busy on some Christmas songs and albums that stand on their own as regular, dope, hip-hop. Some good hip-hop history here! Enjoy.

Had to.

A Very Merry Christmas from Clean Rap!

YES… Some classic UD storytelling here. Another fresh x-mas rap!

TOO fresh.

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”, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays from CleanRap!

PEACE.