Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Christmas Rappin' #1
Well I've been away in Paris for a hot minute, but normal service should now resume as we enter the festive period and CHHV's first anniversary!
To kick things off, we present a classic video from the 80's courtesy of Run DMC.
"Christmas In Hollis" first appeared on the charity lp 'A Very Special Christmas', which also showcased festive songs from Whitney Houston, Pointer Sisters, U2, Madonna and Bon Jovi to name but a few.
"Hollis" then became a single in it's own right, and influenced a number of rap artists of that time (including Derek B and Sweet Tee), to bring out their own Xmas hip hop tunes.
A double lp compilation featuring these tunes, and some older stuff like Kurtis Blow's 'Christmas Rappin', will be upped on CHHV very soon - so keep checkin back, ya heard!!
RIP Jam Master Jay