It's Christmas time in the ‘hood, and Afroman's lighting up a J, cracking open a cold forty of Billy Dee Williams'favorite malt beverage and putting his own distinctively blunted spin on the songs of the season. Thus, “O Christmas Tree” becomes “O Chronic Tree,” “Feliz Navidad” becomes “Police Blow My Wad,” and “Deck the Halls” becomes, er, “Deck My Balls.” “A Strainj Poem” reveals the shocking news that “Miss Claus in court/ Filin'child support,” “Jack Frost is on the pipe,” and sitting on Santa's sleazy lap may get you more than what's on your Christmas wish list.
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