Holiday Hip Hop Mix for AudioStream

With a nod to a generation that grew up with the birth of rap and hip hop, our resident long-form DJ and street-savvy musicologist Scott Eastlick has something for you all just in time for Christmas. Enjoy! – Rafe Arnott

Fresh for this holiday season, these are some of my favorites from the surprisingly ample selection of old school hip hop Christmas songs recorded back in the day from some of the genres most cherished names. Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your street cred just because it’s Christmas. –Scott Eastlick

  • Blondie feat. Fab Five Freddie – Yuletide Throwdown (Christmas Rapture)
  • E.T.W. – Drummer Boy (Track)
  • DC Talk – Yo! Ho! Ho!
  • Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’
  • Kool Moe Dee and the Treacherous Three – Santa’s Rap
  • Monyaka – Got the Beat For Christmas
  • Kitt – A Knight Rider Christmas
  • Sound on Sound Projections – Season’s Greetings
  • E.T.W. – Can’t Spell Christmas Without Christ
  • Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane – XXXmas Freestyle (Live)
  • Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante, and MC Shan – Cold Chillin’ Christmas
  • Tee La Rock – Let the Jingle Bells Rock
  • Dana Dane – Dana Dane Is Coming To Town
  • 2 Live Crew – 2 Live Christmas
  • Whistle – Santa Is a B-Boy
  • Dynamix II – Jingle Bass
  • 69 Boys – What You Want For Christmas
  • Mase, Run DMC, Puff Daddy – Santa Baby
  • Easy E – Merry Muthafuckin’ Xmas
  • Snoop Dogg feat Nate Dogg – Look Out
  • The Berlin Symphony Orchestra – The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kutz Remix)
  • Dean Martin – Jingle Bells (Dan the Automator Mix)
  • Duke Ellington – Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)
  • Afroman – Violent Night
  • Fort Knox Allstars – X-mas Dub Theme