Because a five-EP box set is simply not an adequate celebration of Christmas, Sufjan Stevens has corralled a group of rappers for a Christmas-themed hip-hop mixtape featuring music from the box set. It’s called– wait for it– Chopped and Scrooged. Stream it via Soundcloud below, and download it here.
Rappers on the tape include Das Racist (R.I.P.), Kitty Pryde, Nicky Da B, and Busdriver, with production by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, Fol Chen, Son Lux, and more.
Chopped and Scrooged:
01 Das Racist: “The Child With the Star on His Head” (produced by Deerhoof’s John Dieterich)
02 The Pro Letarians: “Dream Catcher”
03 Mr. Kinetik and Tony Styxx: “Cool Like Jack”
04 (Charles) Book&Record: “Black Christmas” [ft. Tada!]
05 Busdriver: “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling” (produced by Son Lux)
06 Nicky Da B: “Xmas in the Room” (produced by Oliver Blank)
07 Kitty Pryde: “Implants & Yankee Candles” (produced by Fol Chen)
08 Electric iLL: “Blue Baktun”
09 DMA and Oreo Jones: “Xmas Woes”
In other Sufjan Xmas news, in case you haven’t already heard Silver & Gold, the whole thing’s available now as a YouTube playlist. And Sufjan also just released a new video for “Holly Jolly Christmas”, directed by Joe Baughman, via The Guardian.
“Holly Jolly Christmas”:
Watch an infomercial for the Silver & Gold box set: