I don’t get terribly excited about Christmas/holiday tunes, but when it’s the first bit of new music from Blackalicious in five years, I’ll take what I can get.
Toy Jackpot comes from The Christmas Gig, a holiday soundtrack released by Target (no commissions here) that features Crystal Antlers, Bishop Allen, Coconut Records and more.
The best part about Toy Jackpot is that it doesn’t really sound like a Christmas song. Gift of Gab (and a guest MC?) rap from the perspective of an eager child ready to rip into some gifts on Christmas morning.
I can live without the encouragement of Christmas consumerism, but it is great to hear Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel making music together again.
6 thoughts on “Blackalicious: Toy Jackpot”
MCs – Gift of gab, Lateef and Vursatyl (Lifesavas)
Sample is from an old Italian song called Azzurro by Adriano Celentano
oh wow… And I only just found out about this?
Good stuff. Thanks for mentioning!
gift of gab does not rap on that track…nor does vurs for that matter. sounds like lateef & jumbo the garbageman to me. how can it be blackalicious without gab?
I Love “Toy Jackpot”, it’s my new Christmas song.
Yeah…there is no way Gift of Gab is on this song. Sounds like one rapper throughout but no idea who it is. Dope song, though!