Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - You wat Black fo? Just listen to their music. Our music will tell you everythg That's going on in the. It's a beautiful (applause) Telegram And nowhere in thc is there a hit patriotic song. (audience laughing) That ain't what we do. I mean, we'll cover a song but like, we don't write no original patriotic song Black artists ain't never because we got a conflicted relationship with the country. You can't write no honest patri. You got to leave up to the whit, they've had a good time. (audience laughing) You had a good time in America, you're damn right you should be writing the patri. ♪ I'm proud to be an American ♪ ♪ Where at least I know I'm fre♪ (audience laughing) Like, you serious? You couldn't possibly expect that level of patriotism from a race of people that has so many issues. You can't, it's not realistic. Black people don't, we don't sing about America. We sing about specific cities where you can have a good-ass t. (audience cheering) That's what we do. We won't talk about the country, we can tell you where the party. We can do that. (audience laughs) Look, I can't tell you nothing about America but let me tell you about the cy where the heat is on all night on the beach to the early morning, (audience laughing, cheering) probably to Miami. That's what you got to go. You ever been to California? Oh my god, you gotta go down to California. Well, California knows how to py The city of LA, the city of good old Watts, And the city of Compton. They keep it rocking. Write that shit down, we're trying to tell you. They keep it rocking. - I think hip hop and comedy always had a close relationship because they're both about the rebel spirit. Real hip hop at its core Is about spitting the truth that a lot of people don't want, or spitting the truth that a lot of people don't know about. What's the n that and? Black comedy at its core is about spitting truth and making people face things that they probably didn't want to really hear about, which is why, if you look at a lot of the comedy sketches that were on hip hop albums, back in the , the relationship between comedy and hip hop, more often than not, was with artists that had something to say. If you look at Wu with their jo, the Fugees said, let me get foo. Chicken wings fried hard like t, that type of stuff. Even Snoop. And he was telling stories about what was going on in his hood. And there was comedy sprinkled in there, beautifully. Outkast used to do a bunch of comedy sketches. So, comedy and hip hop have both about the spirit of rebelt of spit. And I think that's why they have a dope-ass synergy that you wouldn't get if you tried to infuse comedy into a Smashing Pumpkins. It just ain't the same. No disrespect to the Smashing P, you make good music. (hip hop music) - The comedy industry and the music industry are similar because I mean, it'l about entertainment, music, and. Those are things that our heel is too, too, too many. And you know, you have love son. You have happy songs, you know, you can have a bad day and comedy can come and lift yo. Just like a song can. (Soulful rap music plays) ♪ Got that brand new money, ♪ ♪ Yeah, I just got paid. ♪ ♪ I'm trading macaroni ♪ ♪ For them gold, rope chains. ♪ ♪ I got bills, I'll eat grills.♪ ♪ I'll eat hundred dollar bills♪ ♪ I'm feeling like a million bu♪ ♪ I'll eat how I feel. ♪ - A thing that comedy and hip hop have always had in common is the spirit of reportage. Of reporting your experience, reporting what's going on in your environment and making it something that people can relate to. Either people who are not livine or people who are living that l. ♪ Well racism got canceled ♪ ♪ But just to pretend stop. ♪ ♪ Now it's back with ♪ ♪ A whole new season to binge w♪ ♪ It's racism 2.0, the sequel ♪ ♪ A grass roots Kickstarter ♪ ♪ Funded through repo. ♪ ♪ So, racism has got a dope marketing team ♪ ♪ They're u♪ ♪ And Black folks ♪ ♪ When they're done riding our ♪ ♪ They'll just park them and le♪ ♪ Pull the rug, ♪ ♪ They won't even have the carpeting cleaned. ♪ - You never saw music as an int. This isI to find . When I got to LA you pick whater song you want to go onto, or you say, Hey man, I want sna. I'm coming out to snap. Snap was hot. ♪ I got the power. ♪ ♪ (beatboxing) ♪ You got everybody all hyped, yo, and then you start your act. Black comedy started blowing up and then Def Jam came. Host, Chris Tucker, host Martin, host Chris Rock. And that was like the hottest s. Hip hop and comedy were starting to become synonymous. - Def Comedy Jam is a great example of that, right? Of what of hip hop and comedy m. If you think about that show made a lot of stars. You know, I mean movies like Fr, like Ice Cube only cast in thate based on what who we saw on Def. And then that movie became this instant classic because of them, you know but thr calling on. - I got to see a tiny show called In Living Color, but that was hip hop. It was coming from that hip hop point of view. We had, we broke open all the as Queen Latifa was seen on In Living Color, D'Nice, I mean, you name it. Whoever was hot was on In Livin. So that mesh happened. There was this barrier between, you know, white America white American entertainment. And it never really had the taste of the city never had the taste of where we were coming from. And it just started flowering, the Fat Boys. They're responsible for crossin. Flava Flav, Bill Bellamy, downtown Julie Brown that just brought in a whole no. And we were synonymous with tha. That all became one movement. And now it's, it's, it's, it's just broadened out. You just seeing the different ss of the B, it's . - I feel like rappers are just getting funnier. Rappers want to be comedians. Two Chainz is hilarious. Two Chainz off his last album Was like, "I'm anti phony. My girl, anti boney." That's a bar. That's a punchline. That's funny. If I heard that in the club, I . - I think that hip hop artists and comedians are very similar when it comes to freest, A comic, I mean a rapper, has to think ahead of what he's going to say before actually comes out of his mouth. He knows the next line. He's going to say, that's going to rhyme with the line that's coming out of his mouth is sorta some geni. And I think that comedy is the . Especially if you get a heckler before they're finished saying what they're saying to you, you already know what you're going to say bk to them because our mind works faster than our mouth does, tha. - I grew up in a neighborhood in called East New York. Have you guys heard of it? (audience cheers) You've heard of East New York? Have any of y'all been to East ? You've been to East New York? - (Audience member) From the Br! - You ain't from East New York, what are you talking about? Oh, okay. I'm from a different, dangerous neighborhood. Okay. I would have to take a train to my murder in your neighborho. - Comedy is music. It's rhythm. There's a cadence. Everybody has a cadence. You know, Bernie Mac had a cade. (Bernie Mac impression) "The fuck you talking about?" "Motherfucker gonna run around!" "What the fuck you you think you're doing, boy?" "What the fuck do you think you" It's a cadence. It's a rhythm. It's a music to him. - See, neither kid is us. See, we're some punk-ass pansie. So we didn't push heads pants t. So we don't need to go back to the old school cause ain't no grandma no more. Aint that a bitch? Ain't that a say no, grandma, Remember Big Mama? See, Big Mama gone. So your grandmamma now what? You're 24? Great grandmamma is 36. Talking about, "I ain't babysit" - Just music. I'm seducing your eardrums. Now the magic can happen. If I have something to say. - I think about comedy and rhyt. At least that's how I write. I don't sit down at a paper or computer to write. I like listened to myself in the shower and I feel I don't know, maybe not melodious, but I feel rhythm. That's what's so fascinating about people like Chris Rock where there's just this, musical kind of like rhythmic dt where the pacing keeps a certai. He paces a lot and he like yanks the, mic cord on like a certain kind of beat. He like, speaks in refrains. Like, there's a lot of repetition of certain phrases. You know? That's always been fascinating to me because I was raised Muslim. So I didn't ge. So it'sg to watch hos and people who got to spend time in churches, sort of carry it everywhere. I mean, like there's like a gospel kind of music moving through . - Dr. King and Mr. Mandela's dreams are coming true, and Black peo, and Asians and everybody's hanging out together.