The holiday season is here and that means one of Hip Hop’s favorite memes is back: DMX singing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” This year, X has kicked it up a notch by actually releasing a studio version of his ever-popular cover.

X’s rendition features all of his signature quirks and adlibs that were present in the viral video, but now he’s got an instrumental to go along with it. Producer Divine Bars, who has worked with X in the past, crafted the beat and is also credited as the artist for the track on Spotify.

Fans have been clamoring for the multi-platinum selling rapper to release an official version of his “Rudolph” cover ever since a video of him singing the song emerged online. Over the past few years, the video has been routinely shared on social media around Christmastime.

Not surprisingly, listeners were elated X finally gave it to ’em.



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