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  • - 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.