Everybody knows this song, even if you don’t really know it! Christmas Rappin’ is sampled in Next’s famous 90s R&B hit “Too Close”. This track is special for a lot’a reasons; firstly because it’s a Christmas joint and all hip hop Christmas joints have a special place in my heart. Second, third, and fourthly, it was the first rap song released on a major label — Mercury Records.
Below is a video of Kurtis Blow performing “Christmas Rappin’” on an 1980 episode of Top of the Pops.
Now I’m the guy named Kurtis Blow and Christmas is one thing I know
So every year just about this time, I celebrate it with a rhyme