Music Birthday: Chris Rock

🔊🎉Today, February 7, 1965, Chris Rock was born Christopher Julius Rock, in Andrews, South Carolina. His 1999 comedy album, “Bigger & Blacker,” peaked at no. 44 on the US Billboard 200. The album also peaked at no. 23 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. This comedy album was created from Rock’s HBO comedy special in July 1999, and many artists have homaged this set. One famous song that sampled this set was Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca,’ which sampled ‘Get Over the Homophobia.’

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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