DMX has the hip hop world requesting a Christmas album.
Already known for many things other than his storied rap career, (drugs, arrests, hating the F&#K out of Google and these crazy new-fangled computery thing devices), Dark Man X continues to delight with his zany antics and impromptu displays of humor, whether intentional or probably not.
Furthering this long-standing tradition, the Ruff Ryder returned to the viral video scene with a spirited rendition of the classic holiday singalong, “Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
It’s the type of thing that led people in offices all over the country, nay, perhaps the world to say things like, “OK, everyone stop everything. Video of DMX singing Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!”
And everyone stopped.
And it was a joyous sound, fitting for a joyous holiday season.
DMX, as many his age, was undoubtedly subjected to the stop motion classic TV show Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer year after year (along with A Charlie Brown Christmas and, perhaps, old Laurel & Hardy March of the Wooden Soldiers.) This Chinese water-torture-styled yearly repetition firmly implanted the lyrics into the psyche of the gruff-voiced Yonkers spitter, as evidenced by his iconic-for-the-moment performance.
Complete with a self-created instrumental, DMX delivers the most surprising hip hop holiday jingle rendition since the Honda commercial that uses Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” which had us watching more white woman saying “collard greens” then we had previously seen, ever.