Christmas On Death Row was a genius idea from the most controversial record label of it’s time. Released just in time for Christmas in ’96 it was filled with some traditional covers, from Danny Boy, Michel’le, and a few others. More importantly it had some original compositions on it such as “Santa Clause is Coming To The Ghetto” by Snoop Dogg, Daz, Nate Dogg (R.I.P.), Tray Deee, and Bad Azz (Then part of Snoop Dogg’s LBC Crew). There was “Be Thankful” from Nate Dogg, I personally would have loved to get a Christmas album from Nate Dogg covering some classic holiday hits, that’s me though. “Christmas in The Ghetto” by Watts based Operation From The Bottom, or O.F.T.B. as they were known by, was another stand out track. I wish these guys would have been able to release their record back in the day. They were all over the Death Row soundtracks and compilations, and their album Damn Near Dead, eventually got released once Death Row was auctioned off in ’08. By then though it was merely for nostalgic purposes. Of course it wouldn’t be a Death Row release without some Dogg Pound, “I Wish” was their contribution. The only problem with the project is that it did not come before the passing of 2Pac. I would be very interested in the take Pac would have taken in this project. Unfortunately Shakur was murdered in September of ’96, forever changing the landscape of rap music.