The world will be introduced to Chris Rock’s new flick, TOP FIVE, when it hits theaters via Paramount Pictures on December 12th.
Co-produced by JAY Z and Kanye West, the Questlove-scored film features an all-star cast of Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Pharoah, and many others.
Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest standup, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous today—holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory with the energy of Kanye West and JAY Z, TOP FIVE is an original and radically new kind of American movie. Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian turned film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind.
We received an early look into the New York City-based tale with the first official trailer (shown above) and now, Paramount has released another clip which just so happens to revolve around Top 5 rappers. In the clip below, Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan both reveal their true-to-life Top 5 rappers of all time.
Morgan: Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, KRS-One, Notorious B.I.G. (Sixth man: JAY Z)
Rock: JAY Z, Nas, Scarface, Rakim, Notorious B.I.G. (Sixth man: LL Cool J)
Although my personal list doesn’t match either, I can’t knock them for their choices. Great picks overall.
What about y’all?