Christmas In Harlem (Now with a Bazillion More People)

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Christmas In Harlem

There were radio rips and pre-emptive leaks but the definite CDQ version of the final G.O.O.D. Music Friday track drops a day early. Presumably, even Kanye takes Christmas eve off.

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West feat. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor & Big Sean – Christmas In Harlem (Final)

[*Toasts egg nog to Nah Right/NMC #FreeOnSmash*]

“Christmas in Harlem” Lyrics

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]
Christmas in Harlem
Right after autumn falls
Soakin’ it all in
Then we go hit the mall
Even though we ain’t ballin’
Feels like we bought it all
The mistletoe’s right here
Come give a kiss to Santa Claus

[Verse 1: Kanye West]
Merry Christmas to all, and all a good night
Huh, now we all livin’ the good life
Yeah, though it’s forty below the wind chill
And we wipin’ snow up off the windshield
It’s still, wonderful night to be alive, baby
And I’m, so happy I’m with my baby
And we a little late with the Christmas gifts
Rushin’ for the mall, don’t trip, you know I drive crazy
The streets lit up, it feel like Christmas officially
Told her that “You the star at the top of my Christmas tree”
My only question is, “Where my presents?”
She said, “Shhh,” she got a gift for me that ain’t for the kids to see
Well, I like the way you think, mami
Now pour some more eggnog in you drink, mami
Got a surprise for you that ain’t on your Christmas list-es
Gave her the hot chocolate, she said “It’s Dee-ricious”

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]

[Verse 2: Vado]
Merry X-mas, Santa Claus cherry X6
They ain’t hear my rain, dear
Make it snow on the next chick
Got enough toys, wondering what’s my next pick
Before my exit, it get diamond rolex reckless
Big bags, Got everything on the checklist
Necklace, Baguette wrist
Pockets fat, they Precious
Give Ma a peck kiss, look and tell her she precious
Lighting up the sour, this tree give me the best gifts

[Verse 3: Jim Jones]
And I remember when I couldnt play santa claus
No reindeers just horses and a panorama Porcshe
We on two fifth shopping, what the damage cost
I got your fam while you bidding in the can up north
Woops, I’m at Niemens I hope they still got em
You want the thigh high spikes with the red bottoms
Lets make a toast cause Christ is born
We gon’ party all night til the lights come on

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]

[Verse 4: Cyhi the Prince]
Yeah, mom and dad I wont be home for the holidays
I’m over 800 miles away
In the city thats so pretty
Will the hustlers dash through the snow without a sleigh
Tell my family that I’m sorry that I gotta stay
I’m with Ye at the Macy Day parade
Letting the snow fall on my aviator shades
Even though I’m in New York I’m still repping for the A

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]

[Verse 5: Pusha T]
On the stoop of that Brownstone shovelling the brownstone
Santa’s on a diet, gotta get the pounds gone
Down town got me feeling like it’s Dow Jones
But uptown got me feeling like its down home
Snow like sugar hill
Chains on wheels
We turn on two doors in the snowmobiles
We got our own style no soho feel
Put on your Play Cloths how that logo feel

[Verse 6: Big Sean]
Oh, pause for them photo stills
You dont wanna miss a moment
Where’s you no do pill
I caught her looking at my Rollie as my mojo spills
Snowflakey on the bezel
Hope you know those real
Okay my white girl Veronica
Black girl Monica
Got me celebrating Chrisma-Ha-quanika
Rocking dashiki’s with a yamaka
Where the christmas tree at, lets design it up

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]

[Verse 7: Camron]
Lenox Ave to Saint Nick
Never seen St Nick
Just niggas selling the same nicks, the same bricks
Same hustlers running up the broadway
Thats where the snow’s at, taste it, foreplay
No turkey at greens, just Jimbo’s
Christmas lights and project windows
Shouts to the coldest on my barometer
Berkman, Shapiro, Kalina, Hanukkah
(My lawyers)

[Verse 8: Teyana Taylor and Musiq]
All the flashin’ lights up on a tree
The house lit up ni-ice
Wit’ your family’s where you wanna be
Here on Christmas night
When you wake up and you see the gifts
Don’t that make you feel go-ood?
So since we all snowed in in Harlem
Let’s have Christmas in the hoo-hood

[Outro: Teyana Taylor]
All of the flashin’ light
Yeah, when they shine so bright
Always for you and me
Baby, you’re Christmas Eve
If you like what you see me
Won’t you come sit on my knee?
Tell me everything that you want
‘Cause, baby, I’m your Santa Claus

[Hook: Teyana Taylor]

***[Original Verses not included On The Final Version. Cyhi Goes In]

[Cyhi the Prince]
First, I wanted to say Merry Christmas to y’all
for Santa Claus, so bake a turkey, burn a few logs
I be there soon, on my sled, me and Rudolph
thugs think I’m a Blood ’cause I won’t take this red suit off
ha, I swear I got the freshest wardrobe
I let my beard grow ’cause it’s cold in the North Pole
her voice slow ’cause “I always got a sore throat”
okay, stop it, no more jokes
you never see me ’cause I shop when the stores close
and my sleigh go faster than the Porsche go
ha, I got nine reindeers
that’s Dancer, that’s Prancer on the fourth flo’
that’s Comet, that’s Cupid, that’s Vixen
that’s Donner, that’s Dasher, that’s Blitzen
happy kwanzaa, and for the ones that aren’t Christian
everybody gets gifts as long as I’m living
so look forward to having

[Kanye West]
I peeped it, you know what?
need some reindeer for this one
I wanna hear sleigh bells on this one
got a new suit on this one
the newborn look too cute for this one
yeah, the new winter coat for this one
yeah, gotta let it snow on this one
huh, all the Christmas cheer for this one
the whole family up in here on this one

[Props to: Killerhiphop]



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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