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Christmas (w)Rappin' Samples

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As we get ready for the holidays, I wanted to explore some of my favorite Christmas samples.  1n 1979, Kurtis Blow became the first rapper to be signed by a major label, Mercury, which released "Christmas Rappin'". It sold over 400,000 copies.  This was a big accomplishment for hip hop, which was a brand new genre in 1979.

This was sampled by the Beastie Boys and Rick Rubin on the 1986 classic "Hold It Now, Hit It".