hip hop christmasThe state of hip hop is dreadful right now. There is a ton of garbage and junk out there that is heavily marketed and pushed into people’s faces. The uncreative, repetitive, and negative nonsense that floods the air ways makes me embarrassed to tell people that I have a love for hip hop.

The truth is that I have been listening to hip hop music for my entire life. Since I was around 8 years old I would spend hours on end listening to the radio with the hopes of recording some great music. When I listen to the radio now, it seems like those days were a lifetime ago. The radio is now full of garbage and it hurts my head and my feelings to listen to it. Bad rap music is the worst music there is.

Even though the mainstream of hip hop is basically dead, I still enjoy searching and looking for underground artists who have something to say and bring unique skills to the table. There are some great ones out there. To find them you need to dig deep and search because they are not backed by major record companies. They don’t have huge marketing deals. They use big words, spread positivity, are intelligent and sound different than any popular mainstream artist.

If you are looking to find thought provoking artists like this, I suggest checking out UGHH.com

On that note and in the spirit of Christmas, I bring you some of my favorite hip hop Christmas anthems. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! It’s Hip Hop Christmas time!

Kurtis Blow- Christmas Rappin

Atmosphere- If I Were Santa Clause

DMX- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Dana Dane- Dana Dane is Coming to Town

Run D.M.C- Christmas in Hollis

Kanye West, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, and Big Sean- Christmas in Harlem

Juice Crew- Cold Chillin Christmas

The Treacherous 3 and Doug E Fresh

Ludacris- Ludacrismas

Snoop Dog, Daz, Kurupt, Nate Dog, Bad Azz, Trey Dee- Santa Goes Straight to the Ghetto

Sweet Tee- Let the Jingle Bells Rock

Outkast- Player’s Ball (Christmas Version)

Run-D.M.C., Mase, Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Salt-N-Pepa, Onyx, and Keith Murray- Santa Baby

Busy Boys- Funky Fresh Christmas

Cut Master D.C.- Santa’s Beat Box

Derick B.- Chillin with Santa

Run D.M.C- Christmas Is

Which of these is your favorite? Leave your comments below and be sure to share this page with a friend to brighten up their Christmas!