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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdipset-x-mas-time%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206057933%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  2. Have a Happy Christmashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhave-a-happy-christmas%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058123%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  3. Wish Listhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwish-list%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058315%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  4. Ballin' on Xmashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fballin-on-xmas%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058392%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  5. If Everyday Was Xmashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fif-everyday-was-xmas%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058618%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  6. We Get Moneyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwe-get-money%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058795%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  7. Too Highhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftoo-high%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206058979%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  8. City Boyshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcity-boys%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206059260%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  9. We Fly High [Remix]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwe-fly-high-remix%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206059313%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  10. Letter to the Gamehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fletter-to-the-game%252Fid206057931%253Fi%253D206059393%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
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