VIBE And Grungy Gentleman Present: The Staff’s Top Holiday Songs

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By: / December 17, 2013

Ever wondered what the Editor-in-Chief of VIBE magazine listens to on the reg? Problem solved, as Jermaine Hall and Grungy Gentleman dive into a themed monthly installment discussing his musical tastes. Hall has pushed the limits of journalism, while remaining a visionary both editorially and sartorially. This content collaboration will debut with his and his staff’s Holiday musical selections and will be released on both VIBE and Grungy Gentleman’s online properties. Enjoy bumping these tunes.

Editor-In-Chief Jermaine Hall’s Picks:

Jackson 5 – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

“No Christmas is complete without hearing young MJ belt out that hook with complete control of his vocals.”

Bob Marley & The Wailers “Could You Be Loved”

“My aunt died in her 30s. Crushed our family which was fueled by her holiday spirit. She loved Bob like no other. I can see that Uprising album cover sitting on a stack of 33s in her apartment like it was yesterday.”

Mariah Carey Feat Bone Thugs N Harmony “Breakdown”

“Keep the Mariah Christmas music. This record, which is completely sad, makes me happy. I revisit it often.”

Drake “Headlines”

“So here’s the deal. Not my favorite Drake record but it’s the first rap song my son memorized. He was four I believe. I play him the clean version and he thinks he’s the greatest MC alive. That will definitely be on the playlist.”

New Edition- “Popcorn Love”

“Cheesy 80s record yet it’s so awesome. I’ll pull it up on You Tube just to see Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike and Ralph do the pop lock as a unit. “