Hip-hop holiday songs have been few and far between over the years, but here comes DMX to put some bark and bite into your Christmastime playlists. Back in 2012, the Ruff Ryders member answered the Christmas call when Power 105.1 FM asked him to sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." What ensued was a rather festive version of the Christmas carol and a hilarious viral video that always comes back around the holidays. Now, thanks to Spotify Singles, we have an updated recording to jingle our bells.
Produced by Divine Bars, DMX's "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer" brings just as much cheer as his initial remix. While it doesn't include X tapping out the beat on the table, he gets an assist from sleigh bells, keys and more. With his perfectly placed ad-libs and gritty delivery, DMX has crafted a comical Christmas carol for kids and adults to get into.
After his personal struggles and legal troubles, it's good to see DMX in the Christmas spirit and gifting fans with what they've been waiting on for a good five years. Whether you've been naughty or nice, listen to DMX's "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer" right here, then revisit the original performance below and have a holly jolly Christmas.