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Christmas On Death Row - Various Artists

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Media Format: CD
SKU: DRR63016.2
UPC: 728706301626
Release Date: Jan. 1, 2001
Label: DEATH ROW RECORDS
Media Format: CD
Genre: Christmas

Yes, even gangstas get a little sentimental around holiday time, as proven by this interesting artifact from the days when Death Row's family was still having happy get-togethers. Snoop Doggy Dogg kicks things off in appropriately 'hood-centric fashion with his take on James Brown's "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto," but this set is more than just tough talk: Hard-as-nails Michel'le softens her stance a bit to turn in a surprisingly lovely "Silver Bells" and the Dogg Pound kicks in with a positive vibe on "I Wish." On the downside, the performers are mostly drawn from the second tier of Death Row's roster, which means you get far more of Danny Boy and Six Feet Deep than the Doggfather. --David Sprague