Hip-hop de Craciun

Scris pe 21.12.2008 de InKha D

"Yo-ho-ho" se-aude-n-departare,
Sa fie Mos Craciun, el sa fie oare?

Eh, nu... e doar o reclama pentru Coca-Cola.

Sarbatorile de iarna reprezinta indiscutabil cea mai placuta perioada a anului pentru a petrece timpul cu familia ori prietenii. Fie ca poarta numele de Santa Claus, Mos Craciun, Mikulas sau Mos Gerila (a nu se citi "Ghelira"), simbolul generozitatii, bunatatii si bucuriei umple casele tuturor. Si ce modalitate mai buna de-a exprima aceste sentimente decat prin muzica? Curentele pop, dance, r'n'b, chiar soft-rock s-au adaptat perfect perioadei prin piese cu specific. Hip-hop-ul si rock-ul ocupa pozitia codasa cu o reputatie nu tocmai placuta pentru aceasta perioada. Insa nu va lasati amagiti dragi iubitori de muzica, deoarece avem rap si de Craciun. Curatati-va ghetele, scrieti scrisorile catre mosu', impodobiti bradul deoarece urmeaza sa va prezint o lista cu cele mai semnificative piese si albume in stilul "rap-de-craciun".

Compilatii:
Imbracat in outfit rosu de b-boy, mosul old-school le aduce truistilor Christmas Rap (1987) cu: Run-DMC, Dana Dane, Spyder-D

La Face Records scot in 1993 A LaFace Family Christmas cu OuKcast, TLC

Desi intristat de moartea mentorului 2pac, mosul gangsta lanseaza Death Row Christmas (1996) cu: Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Danny Boy

Quad City: All-Star Christmas
(Atlantic/ Big Beat Records, 1996) cu: Big Dave, 69 Boys

A Very Special Christmas (1997-prezent) de la Universal Records a curprins, de-a lungul timpului, artisti precum: Run DMC, Mase, Keith Murray, Onyx, Diddy, Salt-N-Pepa, Wyclef Jean.

Cu toate ca nu a vazut niciodata zapada, mosul cu proteza dentara stralucitoare din Atlanta le aduce sudistilor Southside Rider Christmas (Familia Records, 2000) cu: Monteloco, Lil Black, Ruthless

The Soulful Sounds of Christmas (Rhino Records, 2004): Run-DMC, Dru Hill, Babyface

Mosul gospel aduce Gift of Rap (Cross Movement Records, 2004) cu: Da' T.R.U.T.H., J-Silas, S.O.U.L

Jim Jones, seful de A&R pentru Warner Brothers ne "colinda" pe A Dipset Christmas (Koch Records, 2006) cu: Jim Jones, Stack Bundles, Baby, P. Diddy, JD, T.I.

Asteptam cu interes primul album de Craciun semnat Stones Throw, preconizat pentru finele acestui an.

Compilatii pentru cei mici:
Kids Rap Radio Holiday (Music World, 2006)

Krazy Kuzins Hip-hop Holyday Cheer
(Universal, 2007)

Mixtape-uri:
DJ Genius aka The Midwest Wonder - It's a Hip-hop Christmas

EP-uri:
Insane Clown Posse - Carnival Christmas EP (Psychopatic Records, 1994)

Snow - Murder Love (East-West America Records, 1995)

Princess Superstar/ Prince Paul - I Hope To Sell A Lot Of Record (Corrupt Corporation Records, 1999)

Jermain Dupri - Soulful Nights of Christmas (Columbia/ SoSo Def Records, 1998)

Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (Polygram Records, 1999)

Afroman - A Colt .45 Christmas (Angry Hustler Records, 2006)


Coloana sonora:
Friday After Next (Universal Music Grup, 2002) cu: Westside Connection, Flipmode Squad, Nappy Roots, 50 Cent, Krayzie Bone


Single-uri:
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin’ (1979)

Treacherous Three/ Doug E. Fresh - XMas Rap (Beat Street Soundtrack, 1984)

Audio Two - A Christmas Rhyme (A Christmas Rhyme, 1985)

Cutmaster DC - Santa’s Beat Box (Brooklyn Rocks The Best, 1986)

Run-DMC - Christmas In Hollis (1987)

Biz Markie/ Big Daddy Kane - XXX-Mas (Live from Club Uptown, 1987)

Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock (Christmas Rap, 1987)

Juice Crew - A Cold Chillin’ Christmas (Winter Wonderland, 1988)

De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (De La Soul Is Dead, 1991)

Eazy-E/ will.i.am - Merry Muthafuckin’ Xmas (5150: Home 4 tha Sick, 1992)

TRU - Christmas In The Ghetto (Christmas In The Ghetto, 1992)

Run-DMC - Christmas Is A Very Special Christmas 2 (1992)

OutKast - Players Ball (A LaFace Family Christmas, 1993)

Ras Kass - Jack Frost (1996)

Snoop Dogg, Daz, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee & Bad Azz - Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto (Christmas on Death Row, 1996)

Rev Run, Mase, Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Salt N Pepa, Onyx & Keith Murray - Santa Baby (A Very Special Christmas 3, 1997)

Busta Rhymes/ Jim Carrey - Grinch 2000 (How The Grinch Stole Christmas Soundtrack, 2000)

Atmosphere - If I Was Santa ClausI (Lucy Ford, 2001)

Cypress Hill - The Night Before Christmas (Kevin & Bean’s Swallow My Eggnog, 2001)

Westside Connection - It’s The Holidaze (Friday After Next Soundtrack, 2002)

Killer Mike - A Christmas Grind (Grindtime Christmas, 2003)

David Banner - The Christmas Song (MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water, 2004)

Jim Jones, Stack Bundles & JR Writer - Ballin’ On X-Mas (A Dipset X-Mas, 2006)

Gorilla Zoe/ Neighborhood Supastars - Block It’s Christmas (2007)

Ludacris - Ludachristmas (Fred Claus Soundtrack, 2007)

Video:
MF Doom - Christmas with Doom (Adult Swim, 2006)

Mesajele va transmit bucuria de-a trai momente fericite alaturi de cei dragi, diferitele conceptii ale artistilor despre Mos Craciun (totusi, nu as recomanda Insane Clown Posse conservatorilor), credinta si speranta. Instrumentalele poarta amprenta sarbatorilor (nelipsitii zurgalai) cu un iz specific hip-hop. In speranta ca am reusit sa va trezesc interesul fata de rap-ul in ritm de colinde, va doresc "Sarbatori Fericite!"

Hip-hop de Craciun