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WHAT DOES CHRIS ROCK HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF HIP-HOP?

The career of comedian Chris Rock, similar to the career of Cedric the Entertainer and Dave Chapelle has closely coincided with his adoration for hip-hop music. As a matter of fact, he provided his vocal talents to both Busta Rhymes newest ablum “Extention Lavel Event 2: The Wrath of God, as well as Rick Ross’ “Rather You THan Me”. In spite of this adoration, the comedian had some things to say about the modern directions of the genre.

 

Rock made a recent guest appearance on the SHOWTIME series Desus & Mero where he stated that he has never heard of rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again in spite of the fact that YoungBoy is the biggest musician on YouTube. He made the explanation that his lack of interest in modern hip-hop is due to his interest in “album artists”.

 

Rock had this to say roughly 13 minures in: “Who’s the new album artists, you know what I mean? Like, I like DaBaby, but is there a DaBaby album?” he continued. “There’s a lot of guys dropping hot singles, which is lovely. But I like to…a whole experience that I can marinate on.”

 

Rock described his vision of what an album is supposed to be, going on to say: “A musical journey, The ups, the downs, the weird single that you know—the weird album track that you know was never gonna be a single, but you love it.” He continued by saying that in his opinion its musicians like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar that create the best albums. “Kendrick is the truth,” Rock said. “That’s what I’m fiending for.”

You can find the full interview down below:

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