December 24, 2020

Run DMC "Christmas In Hollis" (Press Release, 1987)

The new RUN DMC single "Xmas In Hollis" is taken from the Very Special Christmas LP released on A&M. The LP features Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Whitney Houston and U2 to name a few. Xmas In Hollis will be the only single released from this LP and all money made will go to the Olympics for the Disabled. It is also featured on London's Christmas Rap LP. There is a 7" and 12" available, the 12" includes "Walk This Way," "Peter Piper" and "King of Rock" in other words a greatest hits. This has to be the best 'all new' Christmas single in years and with MARRS, Eric B, LL Cool J and Public Enemy in the charts right now, no one can deny the importance and force of Rap-HipHop. Looks like Christmas is all 'Rapped Up': Yo, Ho, Ho, Santa's chillin'. - Press Release, 1987. The track samples Clarence Carter's 1986 holiday song "Back Door Santa," as well as "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bells", and "Joy To The World". The track was featured in the greatest Christmas movie of all-time, Die Hard, as well as many others. If you've never seen it, some Canadian and American hip-hop legends did an exclusive remake some years back, as well... check it out HERE! Merry Christmas, y'all!

Below is the official music video for Run DMC's Christmas In Hollis...