It’s day six of my deviation from the rest of this year’s project! I’m writing about 7 different Christmas albums this week, leading up to TOMORROW.
Do you like Christmas? COOL.
Do you like candy canes or the fact that Snoop Dogg coaches pee wee football OR CANDY CANES? COOL.
Do you like Death Row Records? COOL.
Do you know who Nate Dogg is? COOL.
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, you’ll certainly enjoy Christmas on Death Row, which is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
A collection of 17 songs, made up of originals and reconditioned versions of timeless favorites, 1996’s Christmas on Death Row leads with its best song (“Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” by the inimitable Snoop Dogg), then changes the whole script and goes R&B for the remainder. This diversion includes the poor man’s R. Kelly, Danny Boy!
I will forever be into Christmas music, but especially an entire album of songs purportedly to be from the baddest record label on this planet which actually turned out to be pretty tame.
From Christmas on Death Row, this is “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” –
Standout tracks: Nate Dogg’s “Be Thankful.” End of story.
Weakest track: None, are you serious? You hate Christmas music, you Grinch? You hate FUN, you doodoo head? You are the worst.
RIYL: CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Also, if you follow Snoop Dogg/Lion/‘Zilla on Twitter. This one’s for you.