RELEASE
December 05, 2006
LABEL
Koch
GENRES
Rap, Christmas, Gangsta Rap, Holidays, East Coast Rap

Album Review

What makes Jim Jones' A Dipset Christmas worth consideration is the loose charm found on the first half -- the Christmas half -- of the album. The Dipset capo's quirked-out charisma and quippy style are suitably toned down to a surprisingly humble level, supporting both the light, Christmas party numbers and the bittersweet tales of the struggling holiday seasons past. Best of the latter is "Wish List," a believable track where Jones remembers what empty wallets and disappointed families feel like come the end of December. "Ballin' on Xmas" is fun if only for its riffing on Run-D.M.C.'s "Christmas in Hollis," and "Dipset X-mas Time" is a cheery and bright way for any hardcore baller to start his Christmas morn. "The mood is right/And I'm high is hell" isn't for the family gathering, and neither is the thugging second half of the album, which features some random, non-Christmas leftovers of which only the "We Fly High" remix is desirable. It's been a decade since the hood was sorta blessed with the much more throwaway Christmas on Death Row, so even with the abundant filler, A Dipset Christmas serves a purpose.
David Jeffries, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Dipset X-mas Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dipset-x-mas-time/id206057931?i=206057933&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Have a Happy Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/have-a-happy-christmas/id206057931?i=206058123&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Wish Listhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wish-list/id206057931?i=206058315&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Ballin' on Xmashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ballin-on-xmas/id206057931?i=206058392&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. If Everyday Was Xmashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/if-everyday-was-xmas/id206057931?i=206058618&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. We Get Moneyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/we-get-money/id206057931?i=206058795&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Too Highhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/too-high/id206057931?i=206058979&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. City Boyshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/city-boys/id206057931?i=206059260&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. We Fly High [Remix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/we-fly-high-remix/id206057931?i=206059313&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Letter to the Gamehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/letter-to-the-game/id206057931?i=206059393&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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