Cut from the on-air All Things Considered interview with NPR’s Audie Cornish, here’s Chris Rock’s conversation about hip-hop.
On on dysfunction in rap and comedy
“Sometimes the rapper’s rapper, the comedian’s comedian – they’re just dysfunctional and they’re being rewarded for their dysfunction… I don’t like rewarding people for their dysfunction.”
On Lauryn Hill
“I miss Lauryn Hill. The problem is that Lauryn’s been so out of it, I forgot about the record. There’s probably ten albums as good as Thriller and the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is one of those records.”
On Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch
“There’s a million humanitarians. There’s about 15 great rappers… I respect MCA because he’s one of the best rappers I’ve ever heard.”