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.
Check out some of the reactions below.
DMX has done it. He has released an official studio version of Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. Christmas has been changed forever.https://t.co/d0sthDqu4x
— TalkWithTonte.com (@TalkWithTonte) November 29, 2017
After years of waiting, we finally got a studio version of DMX singing Rudolph The Red Nosed Raindeer. This is already the best Christmas I’ve had in years.
— ℭhris¹³⁸ (@MrChristopherX) November 29, 2017
DMX actually released the studio version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. He’ll go down in history, forever. I have never been so excited for a Christmas song. pic.twitter.com/lZZGAz6ZR5
— Drew (@MTNDrewHD) November 29, 2017
DMX doing Rudolph the red nose reindeer is how i tolerate the holidays
— . (@that_1_nigah) November 29, 2017
DMX released a version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Spotify today, so yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
— 🎄-va Palmer (@Eva_Palmer) November 29, 2017