When rap and Christmas collide.
It's not hard to see why Santa Claus looms large in the imaginations of rappers. He wears a fur coat, he carries around a giant bag of loot, and he drives the flyest whip on the planet. We've compiled a short list of hip hop songs that contain shoutouts to St. Nick. Some show love for the big fella, some gently poke fun at him, and some resent him for bringing shitty gifts.
Snoop Dogg - “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” feat. Bad Azz, Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg, & Tray Dee
“The young and old churches and spiritual dreams, seasonal things
Heard throughout the ghetto reaches gangstas and dope-fiends, huh
Cause those who ain't able get it now can finally get it
Cause the ghetto Santa Claus has sprinkled the hood and now we balling
Living to a new year of better thangs
Celebrate it with some Champagne, haha, check it…”
Run DMC - “Christmas in Hollis”
"I picket the wallet up then I took a pause
Took out the license and it cold said 'Santa Claus'
A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of Gs
Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease"
Tyler, the Creator - “Fuck Santa”
"Jingle balls and I'm fucking Mrs. Clause
Have her climbing up the wall, while he giving y'all gifts
He ain't never gave me shit"
"Santa go and molest an elf"
Lil B - "Santa Coming"
"Oh my God, Santa Claus is coming here
Oh my God, I need some presents
Oh my God, I seen Santa
His reindeers and oh my God
He's flying there, they're everywhere
Santa Claus, where are you?I'm Based
Is Santa Based? Is Santa Claus Based?"
Rick Ross - "Mafia Music 3"
"Brazilian weave, she say I came quick
I let her see a hundred ki's, a gift from St. Nick"
Eazy E - "Merry Muthafuckin Xmas"
"I'm not happy, overjoyed in this muthafucka
No indo under my tree so Santa be a sucka"
Freddie Gibbs - “Flamboyant”
"Freddie Gibbs run up in cribs like Kris Kringle
Touch down and talk more shit than Ocho Cinco"
TLC - “Sleigh Ride”
“So let's flow on this snow with a sack on my back
Cause Santa's tryin to mack in his Cadillac
Ridin' and a ridin'
But when it gets to decidin'
He's a slippin' and a slidin' in his own sleigh ride”
Bitches ain't got punchlines or flow
I have both and an empire also
Keep getting gifts from Santa Claus at the North Pole
Today I'm icy, but I'm praying for some more snow
Let that ho ho, let that ho know -- he in love with that coco
Snoop Dogg - “Twas the Night Before Christmas” feat. Nate Dogg
“When outside my crib there rolled such a clatter
I stuck my head out and yelled 'What tha fuck is the matter?!'
Then a fat, red pimp got out of his ride
It was perfectly clear he was from the North Side
'Yo Santa what's up? Did you bring me some chronic?'
And Tanqueray gin I can mix with my tonic?
He said 'ho, ho, ho' and opened his sack
It was stuffed full of indo, had to take a step back
'Is this for the Dogg? Did you bring this for me?
To blaze with my hoes and my closest homies?'
He just nodded his head, his eyes about shut
It was then that I knew: Saint Nick was fucked up
He ate all my motherfuckin' cookies
I left on the plate
Then he went to the fridge
And he ate, and he ate, and that fat motherfucka ate
And when he was done
When the cupboard was bare
He packed his shit up and got outta there
'Good night Doggy Dogg!' he said from the sky
'Merry Christmas to all you motherfuckers
And to all a good high'"