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DMX’s Rudolph Rap Has Brought Me Christmas Cheer

I haven’t been in the holiday spirit but I think that changed tonight.

When someone sent me a link saying it was DMX singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I asked them to take it back. I thought it’d be terrible and I wanted no parts of it. And then I decided to give peace a chance and listen to it. I made the right choice!

First of all, I LOVE the fact that they were gonna print out the lyrics for him and he was all “I KNOW THE LYRICS!” I don’t e’em know all the words to Rudolph and he does. DMX’s enthusiasm for this song is infectious.

When he starts sing rapping it, I was hollering. IMMEJATELY! “But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all…COME ON!” And he proceeds to beatbox his way back into my life and good graces. Especially when he ends with “You’ll go down in history (forever). You’ll go down in history… WHAT!?”

iLIVE. I. gahtdamb. LIVE. The joy I got from this video cannot be put into words. At first I side-eyed the concept until I pressed play and got my entire life!

Above all, DMX never lost his thuggery as he sang this song with glee.

Now I kinda want him to release a Christmas album with his version of our favorite carols. JUST LIKE THIS. Complete with beatboxing and giving bass on a table. I want it to be low-budget but full of heart and joy like this. DMX’s version of “This Christmas” would be awesomely ratchet. “Hang on the mistletoe, I am gon get to know you better…THIS CHRISTMAS WHAT!?”

Make it happen, Universe.

I love it. Real Gs sing Christmas carols with glee. Like DMX. He’s a real thug.

And if you wanna laugh ANEW, watch the claymation below by Andrew Spena with the voice of DMX instead of the original narrator. *DEAD*

As I cackle! Did you get your life from this like I did? I’ve been watching this repeatedly for the past 2 hours.

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  1. December 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I watched this seven or eight times today and then even showed my mama who couldn’t help but laugh herself!
    I too lived off of this. I guess even thugs can’t contain the child inside during the holidays.

    • December 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

      I’ve watched this too many times and I have it on mp3. This is going on my iPod ASAPtually!

  2. Michele
    December 4, 2012 at 12:21 am

    iLive! Thank you for the post! I saw the DMX video earlier today…but the claymation has made my holiday season!!!! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy December! Merry Tuesday to All!!!

    • December 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

      The claymation had me HOLLERING! That lion saying WHAT!?! slayed me

  3. Scorpiona
    December 4, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I. am. in. real. tears. This is the most awesomely genuine and yes, hilarious, rendition of a childhood holiday favorite, I can’t help but want to hug DMX! Merry Christmas, everyone! “I KNOW the lyrics” wins the internet today.

    • December 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Isn’t it? All other renditions of Rudolph have been rendered null and void. This is the only one I will recognize henceforth.

  4. Ayana
    December 4, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I didn’t want to like because it’s a thugged ouT rapper singin’ a christmas song but this gave me life like nothing else has in a VERY. LONG. TIME! Fav part ALL OF IT!!!

    • December 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Straight joy.

  5. Keisha Brown
    December 4, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Claymation Rudolph is my fave Christmas movie/special of all time. I think last year I missed it and I was honestly unhappy and had the sads. (Yes I know I could buy it but why?)

    This though? This????!???? Was. Every. Damn. Thing.
    I had actual tears to keep from waking up my newborn.

    Best. Thing. Ever.

  6. December 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

    My dog is sitting here with his head tilted looking at DMX rap/sing this song! Then he looked at me using my inhaler because I swear I was having an asthma attack! But I appreciate him (forever)…

  7. December 4, 2012 at 6:50 am

    If this was on iTunes I would buy it.

    Speaking of iTunes, Luvvie – your podcasts were my first time ever listening to those and Ratchet and the Geek is too funny! Great job! Can you get permission to put this DMX Rudolph rendition on a special R&G podcast?

    • December 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      YAYYY!!! So glad you listened to Ratchet and the Geek! And ultra glad you like it. 😀 And we will definitely talk bout it on this next episode.

  8. StillSuga
    December 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

    DMX doing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was everything!!! EVERYTHING!! I went and downloaded an audio-to-MP3 app on my phone just so I could record this and send it to myself to listen to at work with the rest of my Christmas music. Come on! *DMX voice*

  9. Dominique
    December 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I was nervous when I hit play too but after the first 5 seconds, I was like YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! LISTEN! If DMX did “This Christmas”??????? *faints* We need a petition to get him to do a whole album! I’ll buy it. I would even volunteer to do the album artwork! This video made my entire holiday season 😀

    • December 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Seriously. I want a WHOLE album. For so many reasons.

  10. bicthandinthatorder
    December 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

    OMG I loved this please make a christmas album. I almost choked on my peanut m&m’s.

  11. Yadi
    December 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I have always rooted for this DMX. I keep hope alive that X “gonna give it to ’em” again! Dude has been authentic from jump!

  12. December 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I fell out when he added the “WHAT!” at the end. Love this!

  13. December 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Man I so didn’t want to hit play. I tried harder than R. Kelly at a Quinceneara to refrain but DAWG! I had to give it a lil spin and man DMX had me bopping my head. That shit KNOCKED man. Nigga I died so bury me inside the Karl Kani sto. This dude did the nice lil intro shouting out all the other reindeers too.

    • DJ
      December 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      “…R.Kelly at the Quinceanera”? I simply can not go on. In life. Not never. HAAAAAAA!!!

  14. LadyTee16
    December 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    That DMX mix of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer made me believe in the holidays one more ‘gin.

  15. RP14_96
    December 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Thank Yew…Thank Yew(in my Tennessee drawl) for posting this!!! I was scared to hit play…But I did and it was the best!!

  16. Thatchic
    December 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love DMX like a 1st cousin! I really really do.

  17. Piper
    December 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    T____T oh the tears are real… my sides hurt. Lawd iDied and then received abundant life.

    That claymation version…I just….as Luvvie would say, “I am unable to can.”

  18. rainebeaux
    December 5, 2012 at 7:46 am


    YOOOOOOOOOOOO. we bit the fry, and the fry bit back. THE FRY KNEW THE LYRICS. Man, I am fresh outta can. DMX barked me off the ledge, bruh; I almost canceled christmas! And that claymation joint? *celie drop with a side of crashing cymbals*

  19. December 7, 2012 at 6:13 am

    AWESOME SAUCE!!! For real!

  20. December 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    gahtdamb to the 100th power…..Love me some DMX only he could remix Rudolph

  21. Quitha
    December 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    This is giving me life!!!! I have always loved Earl’s voice and he did it! This will go up there with Oatmeal and Eugene’s (Nephew Tommy) Christmas song. It will be on repeat tomorrow! Merry Christmas Luvvie and thanks for sharing!

  22. Stacey
    December 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    The only thing that could have made this better is a well placed “what y’all really waaaaant”. Now I’m off to show my chilren this here video.

  23. December 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Love love it!

  24. glendakay
    December 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    If you love this, get thee to a theater verily and check out the DMX cameo in Chris Rock’s movie “Top Five”. #CRINE

    • December 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Yessssssss! DMX had me crine in Chris Rock’s movie. I need a whole album of this thugfoolery!