For the girls glad rags Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

“Glad rags” was slang for “fine or dressy clothes”. Santa probably did not give the girls the other kind of glad rags

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You got a lot of whiskers on your chinny chin chin" Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

Kurtis here makes reference to the famous fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs, with the “not by the hair of my chinny chin chin” refrain

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And the guy with the 88's started to participate Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

The “guy with the 88’s” on this song was Denzil Miller, a jazz/r&b/pop keyboardist with an astoundingly long list of credits, including records with Mick Jagger, Lenny White, and Nona Hendryx

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[Verse 1] Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

Interestingly, Robert Ford’s reasoning behind making a Christmas song had little to do with the holiday spirit. From Fricke and Ahearn’s book:

Robert Ford: I discovered I was gonna become a father in 1979, so I needed money. So Russell [Simmons]’s idea about making a record with Kurtis Blow suddenly made a lot more sense to me. One of my mentors at Billboard was Mickey Addy. He was the person who taught me about music publishing. Mickey always had nice little checks from writing old Christmas songs for Perry Como, so I said, “I’m gonna write a Christmas record”

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

This little shout-out to the famed Christmas poem A Visit from St. Nicholas (a.k.a. The Night Before Christmas) is not accidental. This song’s writers, J.B. Moore and Robert Ford, intended this song to pay homage to the poem. They explain in Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn’s superb oral history Yes Yes Y'all: Oral History of Hip-Hop’s First Decade:

J.B.: We both had quit Billboard in September of ‘79…,but we were both still writing. We ran into each other in the office in September, and Robert said he had the idea for a “Christmas Rap”. I went home that night and did a parody, basically, of “The Night Before Christmas”, done in rap

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Hold it now! Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

Kurtis' “Hold it now!” exhortation here has been sampled countless times, most famously at the very beginning of the Beastie Boys' “Hold It Now — Hit It!”

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Nigga better keep on trucking Original by Mystikal (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne) 2

Mystikal reveals his previously well-hidden Grateful Dead fandom here

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June 29th, 2012

i think he means Lil waynes trukfit, “trukin”

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Back to the top from the jail house Original by Mystikal (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne) 2

Mystikal’s biggest-selling album, 2000’s double-platinum Let’s Get Ready, contained the huge hit “Shake Ya Ass”

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Who we got that black wife up in that White House Original by Mystikal (Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne) 2

Her husband is black, but her house is all white

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Pressure bust pipes, we bust raps Throw it Up by Rappin 4 Tay (Ft. Roger Troutman, Snoop Dogg & Tray Deee)

A pun on “bust”, using the meme idea “pressure bust pipes”

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