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rockthedub radio: Xmas Special 2016

Image via New York Daily News

With the last edition of rockthedub radio dropping in time for Thanksgiving, it made sense that we drop a special edition for Christmas Day, right? While I may not be the first Black Santa Claus (at the Mall of America), I come bearing gifts.

What's wild is I love Christmas music...with a twist. You know how we do around here; it's about the original, but it's also how you flipped it. I have a fucked up sense of humor, and like being on brand but throwing curveballs. Hence why the only Home Alone reference here is to a grime beat, or that Donny Hathaway's classic "This Christmas" gets touched by RoddyRod. Or that I drop some old OFWGTKA fuck Christmas vibes in here, just because. These are a number of my favorite leftfield Christmas jams that I've been collecting, for you, in one ~52 minute package.

Other featured acts include Coldcut, St. Joe Louis, the Treacherous Three, Oh No, and more. Perfect for getting toasty due to a new bottle of hard liquor, or via the blazing of some tree. You know the routine.

Stream below, download via iTunes, and check the tracklist down bottom.


01/"Dear Santa" (intro)
02/St. Joe Louis - Lil Drummer Boy (Ratchet Xmas)
03/Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus And Lucy (Nappy DJ Needles Re-Edit)
04/"Take it, Russ" (interlude)
05/Coldcut - Christmas Break
06/Virgo - Home Alone / Rival - Home Alone Freestyle
07/D&B Nation's Christmas Vacation (interlude)
08/RoddyRod - Cold Outside (Christmas Time)
09/"Did I break wind?" (interlude)
10/Jimmy Smith - God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Oh No Remix)
11/"What's wrong with the dog?" (interlude)
12/Donny Hathaway - This Christmas / RoddyRod - Donny's Carol
13/Akim & The Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus Is a Black Man
14/"Where's the Tylenol?" (interlude)
15/Treacherous Three - Santa's Rap (Beat Street Mix)
16/Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
17/"Where at the threshold of Hell!" (interlude)
18/Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator, and Hodgy Beats - Fuck This Christmas
19/Mitch Murder ft. Santell - Don't Let Me Spend Christmas Alone
20/Random - Christmas In My Town (Instrumental)
21/"Rocket's red glare" (outro)

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