10 Times Hip-Hop Ruined Christmas With Inappropriate Lyrics

10 Times Hip-Hop Ruined Christmas With Inappropriate Lyrics


2. Ying Yang Twins - “This Christmas”

It’s not necessarily the lyrical content of Kaine’s verse on this track that makes it inappropriate for your Christmas playlist. It’s the way it is delivered in all its Ying Yang glory. The song starts off as a nice little R&B Christmas tune with an extended intro. Then out of nowhere, Kaine drops a crunk verse, vocals raspy as ever, sounding like that one mall Santa who had way too much to drink, way too early in the day.

Coming through the hood, gripping on my wood

Jack Frost nipping at my nose, the liquor store is closed

Kids all in the yard, playing with all their toys

Ain't nobody making no noise, so the po-po ain't at large

3. Dirty Boyz - “All I Want For Christmas”

In this brutally honest rendition of “All I Want For Christmas," the Dirty Boyz profess that all they really want for Christmas is to get crunk. They also throw in some bonus wishlist items, including some (hot) female celebrities. Is that too much to ask? Also would any Christmas be complete without some stolen car activity?

Dashin’ through the snow in a stolen chevrolet

With my broken tail light riding dirty all the way

Sippin’ Hennessy thinkin’ bout my Christmas needs

Bendin’ corners while I’m leanin’ on them Christmas trees

4. Jim Jones - “Ballin’ on Xmas”

As an alternate take on Run DMC’s classic “Christmas In Hollis," Jim Jones and his crew deliver with the Dipset version. It’s a feel-good song and definitely one of the better Christmas raps. For Dipset, ballin' is a year-round activity, holidays included. Grab a ho, ho, ho and play this one for the whole fam.

No introduction I’m the man on the mic

You all know the boy flyer than Santa at night

Me and Santa alike, you know? I’m gettin’ cake here

I’ll grab a ho, ho, ho, and make it rain, dear

5. Kanye West ft. CyHi da Prynce, Teyana Taylor - “Christmas In Harlem”

It shouldn’t be a surprise that one of Kanye’s songs made it on the list of most inappropriate hip-hop Christmas songs. At the same time, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the song is really, really good. From the name, you might think it’s yet another “Christmas In Hollis” remake, but this an original song produced by Hit-Boy. If you’re a fan of the song, there is also a remix version featuring Cam’Ron, Pusha T, Jim Jones, and others.

The streets lit up it feel like Christmas officially

Told her that you the star at the top of my Christmas tree

My only question is, where my present?

She said shh… she got a gift for me and it ain’t for the kids to see

Well, I like the way you think mama

Now pour some more egg nog in your drink mama

You’ve been a bad girl, give Santa three kisses

Gave her the hot chocolate, she said its D-licious

6. David Banner - “The Christmas Song”

For those of you going through the stressful task of job-searching this winter, David Banner has a dedication to you. Think of this song as a way to vent your frustrations. Robbing and stealing on Christmas? It's basically tradition. That's what the holiday spirit is all about, no?

It’s winter time and we still cannot find a job

We fill out applications but you treat us like we’re slobs

So we rob and we steal we’re just trying to get a mil

‘Cause it’s Christmas time and we’re broke again

7. West Coast Bad Boyz - “High Fo Xmas”

Unlike most of the other songs on this list that either A) use a trademark Christmas melody in the instrumental or B) joke about Christmas lists, the West Coast Bad Boyz deliver a truly original song. It’s a reflective, downtempo tune that talks about the realities of the ghetto Xmas. It’s not a happy song, but it’s so well-written that it’s hard not keep this one in your stash of Christmas music, whether or not it's appropriate for the occasion.

Walked up out the house, hopped in the drop that was on them D’s

Rollin solo, so you know my 44's right next to me

No Christmas carols and I ain’t never seen no Saint Nick

Just 4 Gs, some dope fiends, and *uhh* a gangsta bitch

8. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, others - “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto”

Guess what Snoop Dogg chooses to rap about on Christmas... trees, of course.

On the first day of Christmas, my homeboy gave to me

A sack of that crazy glue and told me to smoke it up slowly

On the second day of Christmas, my homeboy gave to me

A fifth of hendog and told me to take my mind off that weed

9. Eazy-E - “Merry Muthaphuckkin’ Christmas”

If a line had to be drawn somewhere, this would be it. Eazy-E has complete disregard for any preconception about what a Christmas song should be. The lyrics are the textbook definition of raunchy. Then again, if you're looking to Eazy-E for your Christmas listening, you probably aren't expecting "Silent Night." If you were, God bless your misguided soul.

Dashing through the snow, in a candy red top ‘64

Over the hills I go, laughing at this ho

Nuts on her chin ring, making me feel right

Oh what fun it is to know, that I’m gonna get the pussy tonight

10. Big Daddy Kane & Biz Markie - "XXX-Mas Freestyle"

Recorded live in concert, B.D.K. and Biz Markie tell a Christmas tale. As indicated by the three Xs in "XXX-Mas," things take a turn for the seXXXually eXXXplicit.

I’m taking my sack, and my reindeer show

Down to the avenue to buy a ho ho ho

And off with his presents Santa Claus went

To give to a prostitute instead of men

And finally Santa found the right ho

To take into his sleigh and suck his mistletoe

11. Dorrough - “I Want (Hood Christmas Anthem)"

When Dorrough made his Christmas list, there was no holding back. First up he raps about the ladies he wants to get with, which he doesn’t seem to be too picky about. He also wishes for his boys to get out of jail, but in this song that’s more of a side note. For some reason, I have a feeling this won’t be the song to resurrect Dorrough from his “Ice Cream Paint Job” one-hit-wonder status.

I don’t want a laptop, I want a lap dance

Upside down on a handstand

From a lesbo and her girlfriend

Ménage a 3 with the double head twins