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ALBUM REVIEW

Black Power Arrangers

Christmas on the Moon

Released 2009

Feeling festive this morning and spinning the 2009 holiday classic, Christmas on the Moon, from Black Power Arrangers, a one-time Seattle hip-hop supergroup of OCnotes, Chocolate Chuck and Stas Thee Boss. Over the course of this svelte, sub-ten minute, six-track EP, they manage to achieve that elusive Venn diagram sliver between “Christmas” and “Cool.” Sleighbell samples, singalong verses, references to Jupiter… All the usual Christmas tropes are here. Worth adding to your next holiday party playlist.