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Hear It: Kanye’s R-Rated Christmas Anthem

The rapper gets in a loving mood on his hot new song "Christmas in Harlem."

By: SPIN Staff // December 15, 2010

The man is more unstoppable than Denzel Washington and that runaway train. Weeks after dropping the best album of 2010 – not to mention releasing new tracks every Friday throughout the year – Kanye West is back spreading holiday cheer with a hot new jam. Hear it here.

“Christmas in Harlem,” featuring rapper CyHi Da Prynce and Teyana Taylor singing the main hook, is by no means family-appropriate. Kanye spits hilarious lines about giving his loved one more than just presents from the mall, over a lilting piano line, swelling strings, and synthesizer: “Got a surprise for you that ain’t on your Christmas list / Gave her the hot chocolate / She says it’s deeeee-rishious.”

And it looks like another version of the song will hit the web soon. Kanye Tweeted this afternoon about another version in the works, featuring Harlem-based rap crew Dipset. “Eeeeevrybody on it!!!!” he wrote. “Cam, Vado, Jimmy, Pusha, Big Sean, Cyhi, Teyana Taylor & Musiq.”

What do you think of Kanye’s Christmas track? Sound off in the comments.