Merry Christmas to all. May your years only get better.

Christmas Rap

Christmas in Hollis

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Christmas in Harlem

It’s official. Christmas in Harlem is now the latest (and maybe last) G.O.O.D. Friday gift from Kanye West.

There was an earlier version of this a few days ago, but this is the fully mastered version.  It features CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Teyana Taylor.  Thank you for an incredible year of music, Kanye.

 

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G.O.O.D. Fridays are done but Kanye West is still giving gifts. Check out his song Christmas in Harlem ft CyHi The Prynce, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Pusha T

 

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Swizz Beatz’ Monster Mondays have almost made up for the lack of G.O.O.D. Fridays. Almost…Check out We Keep It Rockin’ with Maino, Jadakiss, Jim Jones and Joell Ortiz.

They go in on the classic beat used by the Ultramagnetic MCs on Funky and then 2Pac and Dr. Dre on California Love.

Click here to download.  Here’s California Love for the West Side:

…and Funky for the East Coast OG’s:

 

 

Jim Jones sounds like he’s been listening to KiD CuDi…A LOT (like everyday, all day). Check out Perfect Day ft Juelz Santana.

What do you think?  Not a bad look but very unexpected.

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Nicki Minaj, Jim Jones and Ricky Blaze (who??) Feel Free. Check it out.

The song actually belongs to Ricky Blaze and word has it Nicki recorded this verse a couple of years ago.  Strange, it sounds a lot like the pop stuff she’s been doing lately…Check it out:

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Maino’s Price of Fame sounds like a mashup of The Notorious B.I.G. and Jim Jones…

The husky voice and flow are reminiscent of Jim Jones and Biggie but the storytelling technique using 2 voices to have a first person conversation with himself is a tried and true technique employed to great effect by The Notorious B.I.G. in The Warning.  Here’s Price of Fame:

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And, here’s Biggie’s classic, The Warning: