Chris Rock's Choice for the 'Best Album in the History of Hip-Hop' Might Surprise You

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters.) Actor Chris Rock attends the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for PSIFF)

Chris Rock's Choice for the 'Best Album in the History of Hip-Hop' Might Surprise You

G.O.A.T. status.

Published May 16, 2017

Hip-hop music’s G.O.A.T. title has been tossed around by artists and fans alike, who have measured those worthy of it on the basis of several different factors: artistry, accolades and, of course, albums.

For comedian and film A-lister Chris Rock, there’s one slot available for the G.O.A.T. album seat, and he’s crowned Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with it.

During his "Sneaker Shopping" segment with Complex, the comedy legend paid homage to the fifth studio project by Yeezy, which is also assisted by Rock on a skit for one of its notable songs, “Blame Game.”  

It’s no wonder that MBDTF became the reigning rap album triumph that it did, featuring a vast class of talents backing its creation, including guest features from Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver and John Legend, and production control from Ye himself. The opus’s development also saw four different studios, including one in Honolulu, and was honored by the Grammy’s Recording Academy for Best Rap Album.

Rock, who is also a Grammy Award winner, is quite obviously a huge fan of Yeezy’s — the rapper and the shoe collection.

“I wear all Kanye apparel,” he said. “The other stuff don’t fit me right, but the sneakers? Yeezys, you gotta have Yeezys.”

Hilariously enough, Ye was sure to gift his good friend with a pair of the kicks, but only for his kids.

“He sent some to my kids, he didn’t send me any,” he said. “I’m not going to complain. I’d rather my kids actually have it than me.”

Drop in on Rock’s full "Sneaker Shopping With Complex" trip in the video below. 

Written by Diamond Alexis

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