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Christmas is the wonderful time of year where rappers turn their yo yo yos into ho ho hos. They twist jingle bells into boom-bap beats that produce an amazing amount of heat to keep you warm during these cold winter nights. But, some of them take the jolly road a little bit too far down and get into cornball territory. That’s when the remixed carol goes from a possible classic, to tragic. Let’s take a look at some of the dopest (and corniest) Hip-Hop holiday tracks to ever hit the airwaves.



Meet Khadijah Monay Miller, better known by the stage name Luxury. She is an independent artist who specializes in the mastery of a Pop, Urban, EDM, and Reggae blended sound. She has worked with an independent label from 2012-2014 and is now ready to take her career to the next level. Raised in Newark, NJ her love for music and the arts came about almost instinctively. Since the beginning of time Luxury has been showcasing her talent and diligently working towards actualizing her dreams of being a world renowned singer and songwriter. She is heavily influenced by Pop Culture and 90’s Hip-Hop and R&B, such as: Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Brandy, Rihanna, Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Chris Brown. Due to Luxury’s eclectic style her songwriting is a little different from most songwriters who started out as poets. Instead of beginning the song by writing she “finds her melodies first and then the words fall into place.” By relying on the melodies to anchor the feelings and emotions of the songs, she is able to reach a broader audience and not be boxed in by one particular sound.

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It’s that time of the year where you are bombarded with year end lists. And we here at The Illixer are no different. The year 2014 has had its ups and downs when it comes to Hip-Hop as well as R&B albums. So boys and girls, here is the Illuminati Roundtable’s list of the best Rap albums and R&B albums of 2014. And by the way if you have an opinion about the list: “I got a black box where suggestions go, but I don’t really give a f–k. It’s probably best you know;” (Well said Mr. Graham).

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R&B singer Teyana Taylor (G.O.O.D Music) is finally ready to start releasing some official tunes of her own instead of just doing guest appearances on her fellow artists’ joints. Earlier this Summer she dropped the first single off of her upcoming album, VII. The song is called “Maybe” and it features rappers Yo Gotti and Teyana’s labelmate Pusha T.