Christmas on Death Row

Christmas On Death Row is the only Christmas-themed compilation album by American hip hop record label Death Row Records, and was made as a form of charity to the community.[2] It was released on December 3, 1996 through Interscope Records.

Christmas On Death Row
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Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 3, 1996
Genre
Length1:11:46
Label
Producer
Death Row Records chronology
Death Row Greatest Hits
(1996)
Christmas On Death Row
(1996)
Gridlock'd – The Soundtrack
(1997)
Singles from Christmas On Death Row
  1. "Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto"
    Released: December 5, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Production was handled by Kevyn Lewis, Danny Boy, Sean "Barney" Thomas, Daz Dillinger, Operation From The Bottom, Reggie Lamb, Roman Johnson and Snoop Doggy Dogg, with Suge Knight serving as executive producer. It features contributions from Danny Boy, Guesss, Six Feet Deep, B.G.O.T.I., Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, 816, Bad Azz, Big Tray Deee, J-Flexx, Michel'le, O.F.T.B., Sean "Barney" Thomas and Snoop Dogg.

The album debuted at number 155 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 30 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. A music video released for the single "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto".

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto" (performed by Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Tray Deee, Bad Azz and Nate Dogg)
5:50
2."The Christmas Song" (performed by Danny Boy)
4:20
3."I Wish" (performed by Tha Dogg Pound)
4:56
4."Silver Bells" (performed by Michel'le)
  • Kevyn Lewis
  • Reggie Lamb
3:29
5."Peaceful Christmas" (performed by Danny Boy)
  • Kevyn Lewis
  • Danny Boy
4:38
6."Christmas in the Ghetto" (performed by O.F.T.B.)
  • Kevin White
  • Sammy Williams
  • Ronald Watkins
Operation From The Bottom4:02
7."Silent Night" (performed by B.G.O.T.I., 6 Feet Deep and Guesss)Kevyn Lewis5:49
8."Be Thankful" (performed by Nate Dogg)Sean "Barney" Thomas5:11
9."On This Glorious Day" (performed by 816)
  • Damon Thomas
  • Rodney Day
  • Marlon Hatcher
  • Earnest Dickerson
  • Keith Murrell
 5:44
10."Frosty the Snowman" (performed by 6 Feet Deep)
Kevyn Lewis3:58
11."O Holy Night" (performed by B.G.O.T.I.)John Sullivan DwightKevyn Lewis4:42
12."Party 4 Da Homies" (performed by Sean "Barney" Thomas and J-Flexx)Sean ThomasSean "Barney" Thomas4:37
13."White Christmas" (performed by Guesss)Irving BerlinKevyn Lewis2:32
14."This Christmas" (performed by Danny Boy)
  • Kevyn Lewis
  • Danny Boy
3:57
15."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (performed by 6 Feet Deep)Kevyn Lewis3:24
16."Christmas Everyday" (performed by Guesss)William Robinson, Jr.Kevyn Lewis4:37
Total length:1:11:46
Sample credits
  • Track 1 contains an interpolation of "Do Your Thing" written by Isaac Hayes
  • Track 16 contains a sample from "Christmas Everyday" as recorded by Smokey Robinson

PersonnelEdit

  • Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus – performer & producer (track 1)
  • Delmar "Dat Nigga Daz" Arnaud – performer (tracks: 1, 3), producer (track 3)
  • Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale – performer (tracks: 1, 8)
  • Tracy "Big Tray Deee" Davis – performer (track 1)
  • Jamarr "Bad Azz" Stamps – performer (track 1)
  • Daniel "Danny Boy" Steward – performer (tracks: 2, 5, 14), producer (tracks: 5, 14), co-producer (track 2)
  • Ricardo "Kurupt" Brown – performer (track 3)
  • Michel'le Toussant – performer (track 4)
  • Operation From The Bottom – performers & producers (track 6)
  • Six Feet Deep – performer (tracks: 7, 10, 15)
  • Don Guesss – performer (tracks: 7, 13, 16)
  • B.G.O.T.I. – performer (tracks: 7, 11)
  • 816 – performers (track 8)
  • Sean "Barney Rubble" Thomas – performer (track 12), producer (tracks: 8, 12)
  • James "J-Flexx" Anderson – performer (track 12)
  • Kevyn "Cavi" Lewis – producer (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13-16), co-producer (tracks: 1, 3), arrangement (tracks: 1, 4, 7, 10, 15), mixing (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 13-16), engineering (tracks: 2, 7)
  • Roman Johnson – producer (track 2), arrangement (track 7)
  • Reggie Lamb – producer (track 4), arrangement (tracks: 4, 7, 15)
  • Dave Aron – mixing (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 8-10, 13, 16), engineering (tracks: 2, 3, 13, 16)
  • Rick Clifford – engineering (tracks: 4, 5, 11, 14), mixing (tracks: 4, 5, 11, 12, 14)
  • Michael Geiser – engineering (tracks: 6, 8)
  • Lance Pierre – engineering (track 7)
  • Conley Abrams – mixing (track 7), engineering (track 15)
  • Matthew Quave – engineering (track 9, 13), mixing (track 13)
  • Travis Smith – engineering (track 12)
  • Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. – executive producer

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996–97) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 155
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Christmas on Death Row - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Kangas, Chaz (December 16, 2014). "Remember That Time Death Row Records Released a Christmas Album?". LA Weekly. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of December 28, 1996". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart: Week of January 4, 1997". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2021.

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