Jim Jones & Skull Gang 

Jim Jones & Skull Gang Present a Tribute to Bad Santa

The proudly crude 2003 comedy Bad Santa features Billy Bob Thornton as a drunk, womanizing Kris Kringle, dwarf jokes, and a preposterous plot. Yet despite its obnoxiousness it developed a strong cult following, and you can expect similar results from Jim Jones & Skull Gang Present a Tribute to Bad Santa. Featuring Dipset principals Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freeky Zekey (but not Cam'ron), it's a sequel of sorts to 2006's A Dipset Christmas – with comedian Mike Epps in tow for a few, not altogether unfunny skits. Featuring oft-compelling beats from folks like Beanz and Frost, the songs oscillate between nostalgic looks back, odes to material wealth, and misogynistic throwaways. (The "Christmas Song" refrain: "I might buy presents/I might buy clothes/ But first you gotta make me ho ho ho!") In other words, it's a giant mess that somehow manages to maintain a vulgar charm, not unlike Bad Santa itself. 3 stars

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