The last 24 hours has been insane. Matt Lauer is the piece of shit (Kanye West hinted he was in 2010), Trump followed his racist “Pocahontas” remarks with an insanely racist anti-Muslim retweet spree, and Q-Tip is incensed at the Grammys over what he perceives to be a disrespect to the late Phife Dawg’s legacy?
You might be thinking, ‘This is no time for DMX.’
Ah, but this is exactly the time for DMX.
The rap legend’s Christmas offering this year is an official remix of “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” with Divine Bars, concocted exclusively for Spotify. This isn’t a Ruff Ryders-tinged, Swizz Beatz ad-libbed party anthem. Nah, this joint is Christmas-y as fuck.
Inspiration for the track comes from a radio appearance X made back in 2012 when he remixed the holiday staple on the spot for Power 105.1 in New York City. The performance went viral immediately, and five years later, we’re here.
Frankly, after seeing Chris Rock’s Top Five, which DMX helps close by singing Nat King Cole’s “Smile” in a jail cell, maybe there ought to be much more material from him focused on the sunshine rather than the rain.
The Mariah Carey joint is overrated. “Rudolph” is where it’s at. What!