Watch Run the Jewels Team Up with Stephen Colbert for "Jingle Jangle (Santa Party)"
RTJ once again spoil the host's seasonal cheer
Published Dec 16, 2017Yesterday (December 15), Run the Jewels' mysterious countdown clock ran out to reveal a video for their Run the Jewels 3 track "Call Ticketron." It turns out that's not the only surprise the hellraising rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike had in store, since they also performed a Christmas rap song as part of a skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The track is called "Jingle Jangle (Santa Party)," and it's basically a reprise of the gag from last year's "The Halloween Wiggle" — that is, the holiday tune begins with Colbert singing a family-friendly ditty before RTJ take over and spoil the host's seasonal cheer with sordid rhymes.
This time around, RTJ's fire-breathing rhymes take a political bent, as they rap about racial inequality and Donald Trump. There's bleeped-out swears aplenty and things end up getting violent with a burning Christmas tree and Santa getting locked in the truck of a car. Killer Mike raps, "Christmas so white like the Nazi alt-right."
In the end, Colbert throws down some rapping of his own. Watch the video down below.