Various Artists – Christmas Rap (Red/White Vinyl) (LP) [Profile / Get On Down GET51519]
***PRE-ORDER – Expected release date 1/12/23***
Re-issue of the 1987 Profile Records holiday compilation in a red and white split-coloured pressing, with songs by Run-DMC, Dana Dane, Sweet Tee, The Showboys, The Surf M.C.s, Spyder-D, and more. Leading off with the Run-DMC smash, “Christmas In Hollis,” this classic Christmas compilation features some of the hottest rap artists of the era, celebrating the holidays in hip-hop style.
Highlights include Dana Dane’s “Dana Dane Is Coming To Town,” Sweet Tee’s “Let The Jingle Bells Rock” and even the Surf MC’s’ “A Surf MC New Year,” adding a California surfer (and, ahem, Beastie Boys rip-off) twist to the proceedings. Not to be overlooked is the classic front and back cover artwork, featuring a gift-wrapped B-Boy. It remains an essential, evergreen (pun intended) holiday album to this day.