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Christmas on Death Row Explicit Lyrics, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto [Explicit]Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg 5:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. The Christmas Song [Explicit]Danny Boy 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. I Wish [Explicit]Tha Dogg Pound 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Silver Bells [Explicit]Michel'le 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Peaceful Christmas [Explicit]Danny Boy 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Christmas In The Ghetto [Explicit]Gary Barner & O.F.T.B. 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Silent Night [Explicit]6 Feet Deep , B.g.o.t.i. & Guess 5:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Be Thankful [Explicit]Nate Dogg 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. On This Glorious Day [Explicit]816 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Frosty The Snowman [Explicit]6 Feet Deep 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. O Holy Night [Explicit]B.g.o.t.i. 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Party 4 Da Homies [Explicit]B.g.o.t.i. 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. White Christmas [Explicit]Guess 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. This Christmas [Explicit]Danny Boy 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [Explicit]6 Feet Deep 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Christmas Everyday (feat. Lil Flip) [Explicit]Guess 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 22, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Death Row Koch
  • ASIN: B00005AQGQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Enlightened on December 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I admit I didn't have this album when it was released in like 98 or something, but I've had it for a good three or four years. I remember seeing it chillin in the bargain bin for a whoppin 4.99 at the local Wherehouse Music and I thought Why Not? If I didn't like it I could burn it and return it(say it was scratched) and if I liked it I could just keep it. A win-win situation. So I got it and popped it in and was pleasantly surprised. This is, as reviewer Nathan stated, a sincere holiday album.

Christmas On Death Row contains soulful interpretations of classic songs such as Silent Night, Silver Bells(Go Michele!!!), Christmas Song (Danny Boy), Frosty The Snowman, O Holy Night, This Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Christmas Everyday. All of the these songs are sung beatifully with nice backdrops; they stay true to the original yet put a slight urban spin on the sounds. Yet, they are still recognizable and completely enjoyable. Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto by Snoop, Bad Azz, Daz Dillinger, Tray Deee, and Nate Dogg is believe it or not a classic. They rap about life in the ghetto at Christmas time; yes they stay on topic and tell some christmas stories. I Wish by the Dogg Pound is another great song. The Pound talk about dreams, wishes, and aspirations on this song. Greatness. The best song to me though is the Nate Dogg blessed Be Thankful. Nate Dogg really shows his chops on this one singing about how he's blessed and thankful for his family and friends. A Masterpiece. The only songs worth throwing away are Christmas In The Ghetto and Party 4 Da Homies, which are mindless rapping tunes with cursing (in a holiday album? Control yourself please) which gives the album the Parental Advisory sticker.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. N Voetberg on December 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Death Row pulls out all the stops! They got all they stars in this joint! The only ones missing is Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and, for the most part, Snoop Dogg.

But they got 6 Feet Deep! Guess! Sean Barney Thomas! and even Danny Boy (whoz got da best rapper moniker, handz down! What'z a badder image than one of an old Irish guy in a sweater dancing jigz, yo? If you know, let me know! [call my cell])

Plus, yo, the packaging tearz it up! You can tell they literally got a pretty good artist to not just do a first drizaft drawing for the cover but also color it in and use Photoshop some! My man also used some perspective when drawing the little gift packages so they look like they in a 3-d space and all that!

But, back to the trax! Therez one called "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"! And it has stuff about Santa doing' weed! Which is so not the image of Santa we've got! Thus makin' it hilariouzzz!

It would take a mad week or two for me and my unmusical friends to crank out a joint wif the same quality as this! So much eazier to just go buy this!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karl on January 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Is there any route to dollars untried by formidable Death Row boss and frankly scary hip-hop mogul Suge Knight? Well no actually, and the reissue of the Row's '96 festive chancer proves that long after the talent and even ideas for commercial scams have run dry, Knight is still looking for gold.
Things weren't too good for Knight and Death Row even back then, this album was released after Dre quit the label and its sagging mid-nineties-R&B-by-numbers vibe is a dead giveaway for a label at sea without a creative captain.
Other than the amusement of soul interpretations of carols and Christmas staples including 'Silent Night' and 'Frosty The Snowman' - you know 'Music To Smoke An Ounce To After Your Turkey' - the majority of this is depressingly humourless. There are some great quotes, like the none-truer observation, "Christmas time is a time for chillin' ". But that's it.
What the album revealed in '96 and reinforces with its reissue this year is that Knight's business head isn't smart enough to realise that the punters can only be patronised for so long. No investment in talent, no long-term return. It's hard to conceive of Death Row as anything other than a spent force milking the last few drops so that it's investors can finish furnishing their Malibu retirement homes.
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I will be honest. I was so curious about this album for a long time. I remember chuckling at the idea of a Death Row Christmas album coming out back in 1996. Years later, when Death Row re-released a lot of their stock and digitally remastered them, I looked at some reviews for this album and noticed the average customer rating and I thought "It must be that bad". However, it wasn't until maybe a year ago, and I had not thought of this album, that I realized that this album was a straight up holiday album that actually captures the mood of Christmas. I was thinking about getting this album about a year ago, but didn't get around to it, but I did promise that I would get it for this holiday season and I finally did.

After listening to some of the track samples, as well as some of the full songs, I would have to say that I give Death Row lots of credit for putting out a holiday album and staying true to the Christmas mood. Like I said, I initially wondered what on earth was the deal with Death Row because I thought it was going to be mostly rap songs that talked about some other type of subject matter. But like I read in another review, R&B mostly works for an album like this than rap, but that isn't to say that the rap songs on this album weren't good.

My favorite songs on this album were "Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto", "I Wish" and "Silent Night". A lot of the other songs were good. I was actually surprised to hear that the songs from Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound were not only clean, but also captured the Christmas mood. Sure, we had a few weed references, but that was mainly it.

Overall, I highly recommend this album. You'd be surprised at how good this album is. A very underrated album indeed.
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