The end of Thanksgiving ushered in the official beginning of the holiday season, and if you haven’t already cued up your Christmas playlist on Tidal (or your music streaming service of choice), you’re already behind the curve. Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit more than listening to classic songs like the slightly creepy “Santa Baby, the Mariah Carey standard “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and that one jam by Alvin and the Chipmunks, and it appears it’s time for me to add a brand new song to my list of holiday favorites.
Back in 2012, someone with more creative juices than I’ll ever have decided it would be a good idea to give DMX the lyrics to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and see what unfolded. The result was a Christmas classic filled with all of the ad-libs you’d expect to hear whenever DMX steps up to the mic.
Earlier this year, DMX dropped his first new song since the release of his 2012 album Undisputed, but that track pales in comparison to his most recent drop: an official remix of the “Rudolph” theme with the production it truly deserves.
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As far as I’m concerned, this is the best Christmas-themed rap track to come out since RUN-DMC brought “Christmas In Hollis” into the world (a song that was featured in the opening of Die Hard, which is definitely a Christmas movie).
I for one can’t wait to take over the aux cable at a holiday gathering with all my relatives in attendance and throw on this absolute banger. I suggest you do the same.