Kanye West is a busy man who chooses his artistic endeavors carefully, so he’s not just signing on to co-produce any movie. But did he did co-produce “Top Five,” the new film starring, written and directed by Chris Rock, out next week. So how’d he end up on board?
“I send all my scripts to Kanye,” Rock told MTV News on the red carpet for the New York premiere of the movie on Wednesday night.
I wanted to believe him (and would have), but the comedic great then broke into laughter, and let us in on how both Yeezy and Jay Z ended up with co-producer roles.
“I mean, if you doing anything that has hip-hop involved in it, you better call up Kanye, you better call up Jay,” he said. “And they were great. When you see the movie, you’ll see.”
One of the reasons the legendary comedian can call ‘Ye so easily is that they already have an established relationship. He appeared on “Blame Game,” off of 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, where he performs a now-iconic two-minute skit at the end of the song. In a recent appearance on the “Juan Epstein” podcast, Rock said Yeezy had him in the booth for hours.
“Kanye knows what he wants,” he said, thinking back to the session. “And he makes sure he’s gonna get it. Anybody else would have probably had me in there for 20 minutes. He had me in there for a couple of ...Read More →