MP3: Kanye West – “Christmas In Harlem”


The widespread critical fawning over Kanye West’s November release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (this blog included) makes any future deflation of Mr. West’s universe-sized ego unlikely – but, with the great songs and hilarious tweets he keeps putting out, I have mixed feelings about his bubble’s inevitable burst. Because of course he did, Kanye dropped a seasonally appropriate jam today. He sexes up the season on “Christmas in Harlem,” which features a longer list of guests than your holiday party and the memorable lyric “put some more eggnog in your drink, mami.”

For Kanye, the man who tweets about wanting a marble table so he can have a conference, which he won’t have until he has the marble table, the song’s general materialism is unsurprising, even expected. The track approaches 7 minutes long like most of Kanye's G.O.O.D. Friday tracks, which seem to have dried up since Fantasy dropped. Teyana Taylor’s hook is pretty, and the chopped up jazzy drums and strings are sweet. Listen and download below:

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