The holiday season is typically a time filled with joy. It brings together great food, family, gifts, and sometimes rhymes. From TLC to RUN DMC, history shows us that hip-hop artist have always found the time to express their holiday spirit, proving that “rap carols” are a real thing. Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Kanye West, CyHi Da Prynce and Teyana Taylor reminded us of a “Christmas In Harlem” in 2010, and RUN DMC provided us with a classic on “Christmas in Hollis” back in 1987.
Of course, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Destiny’s Child’s “8 Days of Christmas” have become holiday classics, but so have some of raps most profound records. With less than a week till Christmas, here are 10 Hip Hop songs to get you in the holiday spirit. Let at us know some of your favorite holiday tracks in the comment section below!
Run-DMC – “Christmas in Hollis”
Outkast feat. Sleepy Brown – “Player’s Ball”
TLC – “Sleigh Ride”
Kanye West, Teyana Taylor & CyHi Da Prynce – “Christmas in Harlem”
Ludacris – “Ludacrismas”
De La Soul – “Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa”
Kurtis Blow – “Christmas Rappin”
Eazy E – “Merry Muthaf*ckin’ Xmas”
Juelz Santana & Starr – “Jingle Bellz”
Ying Yang Twins – “Deck Da Club”