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The viral video clip of DMX doing an impromptu version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is great. DMX, one of the music world’s most colourful figures — he once brought a machine gun, a stripper and a tiger to a Blender magazine photo shoot — is known as much for his personality as his rhymes. His arrest record is almost as long as his record sales number, and that’s why this Rudolph clip is so awesome. If you think rapping is easy, try making a Christmas song funky and, what’s more, try doing it unaccompanied, and making it up on the spot. Justin Bieber, Rod Stewart, Cee Lo Green and Michael Buble all released glossy Christmas records that shared one thing in common: no soul.

DMX’s Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer has soul up the chimney, and here’s nine reasons…

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