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Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ is now ‘Kreezus’—the perfect Christmas album

"Build a gingerbread house / quiet as a lil' mouse."


Ikenna Anyoku


Posted on Dec 23, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 10:03 pm CDT

Yeezus, the best hip-hop album of 2013, has been made into Kreezus, the best Christmas album you’ll hear in 2014.

Sketch comedy trio, Local Business Comedy, took Kanye West‘s latest hip-hop classic and rewrote all of the songs with Christmas-themed lyrics. They then recorded an excellent Kanye impersonator rapping each of the re-written tracks in the same flow and cadence that Kanye used on the originals. The final product is an immensely entertaining parody album that may be a more fun listen than anything else you’ll hear this holiday season. The musicality of Kreezus is a testament to how awesome and transcendent the beat production on the original Yeezus was. 

Sure, a Kanye parody Christmas album titled Kreezus may sound like a cheesy idea, but give it a chance and you’ll be rewarded with lyrics like 

“Billions of gifts that I lift / In my red vest — I’m so swift / 24 hours —all on shift / 24 blu-ray — ah-ha gift / Rudolph we leaving in a moment / Your nose is glowing red I know it / I’m real excited, ’cause it’s snowing / Ho-ho-ho’ing! Ho-ho-ho’ing!” and “I just talked to Jesus / He said, ‘What up, Kreezus?’/ I said, ‘Climbing buildings, trying to gift these children”

If you can forgive Local Business’s parodying of Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit” for “Lights On The Trees” then ‘Kreezus’ may end up being your go-to record while sitting around the yule log with your family this year. You can stream the entire project below. 

Screengrab via Local Business/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 23, 2014, 9:39 pm CST