Legendary comedian Chris Rock is certainly no stranger to hip-hop. The South Carolina born, Brooklyn raised comedian has published a list on his website documenting his 25 favorite rap albums, cowrote and starred in the 1993 film CB4 which parodies gangsta rap, appeared on rap songs by Ludacris, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Ice Cube, and in the past has even criticized contemporary rap. But perhaps Chris Rock's hip-hop pinnacle was reached in 2010 when he appeared on Kanye West's now magnum opus album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Rock was asked by 'Ye to appear on the song "Blame Game," in which Rock provided an extended monologue. So maybe Rock is a little bit biased when he recently called Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the "greatest hip-hop album of all-time" in a HOT 97 interview. Check out the full interview after the jump to see what else Chris Rock had to say.
Toronto's experimental/jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have just announced a new album called Sour Soul that features Ghostface Killah on every song. Yes, every single song. Excited? Well, turn up because there's also a new track out. The track, entitled, "Gunshowers", features Elzhi and will appear on the album Sour Soul which will be out February 17. Peep the new collabo track between BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah after the jump.
It's safe to say that one of the most highly anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014 is Killer Mike and El-P's second installment of their Run the Jewels collaboration. The rap duo has already shared two solid tracks from the upcoming project and today they've decided to share "Oh My Darling Don't Cry", their contribution to the Adult Swim Singles Series. The two have recruited Michael Winslow, also known as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects", who is best remembered as Cadet Larvell Jones from the Police Academy series for the track. Listen after the jump.