Chris Rock talks about The Music Industry

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

By The Music Scoop
JR Staff Writer

For years, Chris Rock remained under the shadow of Chris Tucker. He used this as the basis for many of his comedy routines, but many still viewed him as inferior. But, following his 2003 film, Head of State, Chris Rock emerged after years in the game.

Two years later, Rock began producing the would-be hit television series, "Everybody Hates Chris." For one year, the show aired on UPN. The next three seasons would air on The CW and was cancelled in 2009. "Everybody Hates Chris" built a cult following through reruns on BET.

In the later years of "Chris," Chris Rock began receiving invites from several rappers. Ludacris called upon Rock to be a part of his "Everybody Hates Chris" single. Ice Cube also featured his fellow television producer on his own song, "Ya Ain't Gotta Lie (Ta Kick It)." Chris Rock's most famous collaboration came late last year.

Kanye West teamed up with John Legend for a relationship song, "Blame Game," off his comeback album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Following the song, Rock had a two-minute skit, in which he talked to one of the women who had relationships with Kanye West. After coming back from Kanye, Chris Rock said he was going to thank the Chicago rapper for changing this girl. In real life, Chris Rock was just as thankful because he was featured on the top hip hop album of the year.

Chris Rock revealed he loves doing comedic skits on rap albums just as much, if not more, than he likes reading scripts. First off, they do not take half as long as reading film skits and plus he does not have to get made up because no one will see him. Rock went on to say the rap collaborations have boosted his career and he learned many rappers are willing to work with comedians if they just ask. In the future, Chris Rock has plans of asking more.


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