Published Dec 15, 2010Kanye West may as well call himself Kris Kringle from now on. The rapper already spent the fall dishing out free hits courtesy of his G.O.O.D. Friday project, and later dropped those hits and more on his celebrated My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. After that, the hip-hopper's heart apparently grew three sizes more, as he charitably wrapped up some presents for foster kids at New York's Wrap to Rap event. Clearly the dude is still in a giving mood. He's just unveiled another freebie: the holiday-themed "Christmas in Harlem."
The mellow hip-hop soul number is about celebrating the season whether you're ballin' or not. It's a nice sentiment, considering how blinged-out West can be sometimes. Remember that crazy-ass fur coat and gold chains ensemble he wore to the Macy's parade a few weeks back?
Despite Ye's claims that he wants to hear sleigh bells on the track, the cut doesn't feature too much Christmas cheer besides the lyrics. What it lacks in winter season sonics though it makes up for with West and guest MC CyHi Da Prynce's holiday spirit. Those guys have an amazing willingness to give this year. Perhaps the most generous moment of all comes as West offers a young lady his, uh, "hot chocolate."
This may very well be the last free Kanye single of 2010, and we're gonna blast this last present for the next couple of weeks while we hang out underneath our Christmas trees.
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