This Christmas

It’s amazing how much mileage Run-DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis” gets. It’s become the “Rapper’s Delight” of holiday season rap. It gets so much fuckin’ airplay even today it makes me sick.

“It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark
When I seen a man chilling with his dog in the park
I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
Looked at his dog, oh my god, an ill reindeer.”

Yawn! I’m from Queens, grew up idolizing Run and his sideburns and LL. But I can’t take it no more. Ba-humbug!

Actually missing from the impressive holiday list Bfred put together (I had no knowledge of about 5 of them shits) he neglected to include my favorite joint. It’s off Profile’s Christmas Rap LP. No not the Sweet Tee one he included (even though that’s my girl. I wore out my copy of It’s Tee Time). It’s the Kangol wearing brother that always stood in Slick Rick The Ruler’s shadow: Dana Dane.

Fuck Santa (I’m sorry you young bucks that are still awake), it’s “Dana Dane Is Coming To Town.” I need that Mp3 to see if it holds up. But that was my joint right there. I hope it’s as good as I remember.

Sidebar: Remember after he fell off, Dana signed with J Prince at Rap-a-lot and later Madonna’s Maverick Records. Strange. Very strange. I need the story behind all that.

Non related: The lil cracker from Terminator 2 really did wear the PE T shirt throughout the whole film. That was revolutionary. Thank you John Connor.

  • The Dynasty

    Bout to pass the fuck out, keep it going YN. See the results of this shit at 1 tommorrow. Hopefully this shit wont be the highlight of my day, but knowing Eli Manning, Im gonna be needing these last 7 posts to be something special. Holla at me. Lets go GIANTS!!!

  • DANJA29

    What fucked me up about Dana Dane’s post-Profile run is that Maverick went three singles deep on that album, and SOMEBODY over there lit the Box’s phone lines up Irv Gotti-style over that “Chester” video. They were determined to have that man make a comeback on Ms. Ciccone’s watch. But it was not to be.

  • http://xxlmag.com YN

    Danja is focused.

    Where’s Purple Hulk and Hannah Smith?

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Still at it.

    I tried to post a comment earlier about Snoop & Nate Dogg’s XMas song (dope), as well as the 69 Boyz/Dis-n-Dat song (southern classic), but I guess your moderator has taken one too many Lunestas.

    He or she is probably seeing fluorescent butterflies right now…

    STAY UP!

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I see Danja knows his shit. I forgot about “Chester.”

    It’s about that time…

  • DANJA29

    ‘preciate the props, YN and UW.

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  • turnerclassicmovies

    waking up and reading all this: priceless.

  • Josh

    Sucka MCs you better watch out
    All MCs you better watch out
    Dana Dane is coming to town!

    They were playing that on XM on the 24th and I was buggin’ out. Somehow I remembered like 3/4 of the lyrics to that song. My wife was looking at me all crazy like she doesn’t remember all the lines to Moe D’s “Go See the Doctor”…That’s not a joke! She really does!

    Dana Dane was definitely a highlight of Christmas Rap.

    “Let the Jingle Bells Rock” was fire too.

  • latino heat

    dana dane signed to rap o lot? i didn’t know that. rap a lot will sign anybody. not a dana dane dis just look at rap a lot’s history.