Thursday, December 23, 2010

Audio fruitcake: "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC


Ah, kickin' it old school. This takes me back. Welcome to the soundtrack of my Christmas in 1987. Based on a horn sample from Clarence Carter's "Back Door Santa"*, Run-DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" was the first credible hip-hop Christmas song and has yet to be topped, in my opinion. R.I.P., Jam Master Jay.

And, yes, this has been my cell phone's ringtone all month.

*Itself a classic.

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