King Holiday

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"King Holiday"
Single by The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1986
GenreR&B, hip-hop
Length4:35 (short version)
3:02 (dub version)
7:30 (long version)
Songwriter(s)Phillip Jones
Kurtis Blow
Grandmaster Melle Mel
Bill Adler
Producer(s)Phillip Jones
Kurtis Blow
Dexter Scott King (exec. prod.)

King Holiday is a single released on January 13, 1986 by the King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler, it was released in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was first celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on January 20, 1986. All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The single peaked at No.30 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.

The project was spearheaded by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s youngest son, Dexter Scott King, who is credited as the song's executive producer.

"King Holiday" was produced by Phillip Jones and Kurtis Blow. The song features:

King Dream Chorus (vocalists)

Holiday Crew (rappers)


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