Monday, December 21, 2009

Old School Mondays:: Christmas Rappin'

Perhaps you've heard this already, but Christmas is on Friday. I hope you're ready. I got my annual watching of Christmas Vacation in last night, so I'm ready to get my Xmas on. And what better way to do that then with an Christmas-themed OSM?

I thought I'd done one of these before, but a search of the hill turned up no such thing. Which makes sense, because if I had, I'd certainly have known there was a Juice Crew Xmas posse cut and that Audio Two's first single was called Christmas Rhyme. Seriously though, Cold Chillin' Christmas is awesome, it flips the same organ sample that Heav D used for Don't Curse and there's not one, but two BDK verses. Shante and Shan are also fun to hear again, but no one beats Kane on a posse cut ("now once again let your hands applause, with this contribution to Santa Claus. To Frosty, to Rudolph, etcetera, etcetera, just remember these rhymes that we said to ya" That's gold! Perhaps even frankincense!) - that's just a scientifically proven fact. Audio Two's Christmas Rhyme is a little odd, sounding rather dated (it is from 1985 in fairness) with some odd R&B; Christmas Carol snippets thrown in for good measure, but it's the Audio Two, so it's still solid.

I wanted to ensure there were plenty of Xmas goodies in this post, so there's also the Kurtis Blow's classic Christmas Rappin' ("don't cha give me all that jive about things you wrote before I's alive, cause this ain't 1823, it ain't even 1970!" word Kurtis, way to not date yourself!), accompanied by a live video of it down below from British TV, which is a must-watch. There's also a solid Christmas jam from one of my favorite female MC's, Sweet Tee, and perhaps one of the most bitter Christmas songs ever, the infamous Santa Rap from the Treacherous 3 that is featured in Beat Street. Of course the video for that is down below, and it's also an absolute must-watch as Kool Moe Dee, sans wrap around shades, plays the role of a rather bitter Santa, and young Doug E. Fresh makes a nonsensical beatbox appearance.

Merry old school xmas!

MP3:: The Juice Crew - Cold Chillin' Christmas

MP3:: Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'

MP3:: Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock

MP3:: Treacherous 3 - Xmas Rap f. Doug E. Fresh

MP3:: Audio Two - Christmas Rhyme

VIDEO::Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rapping (live on TOTP jan'80)

VIDEO:: Beat Street Santa's Christmas Xmas Rap

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Posted at 12:34 PM by naedoo :: 2 comments

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At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

HELLO...Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC???



At 7:57 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

I meant to mention this in the post, because I knew some smart-ass would mention it, but it's become tradition around here to post Xmas In Hollis on Christmas Eve. So stay tuned.


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