- Audio Cassette (July 13, 1999)
- Original Release Date: 1999
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Universal Music & VI
- ASIN: B00000JSE2
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Bigger & Blacker
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Top Customer Reviews
School shootings, whiny white males, bad rappers, good booty, Hillary, Bill and Monica all get their just desserts from Rock.
About the sound...it's good. It's not the audience bootleg quality that some reviewers would have you believe...
It gives you that small comedy club feel with less of the bombastic audience response from his past album.
The song, No Sex (in the champagne room) really cracks me up.
A good investment if you want to laugh and forget all your troubles for just an hour or so.
Lighten up...the truth tickles.
The stand-up is some of his best. The first two stand-up tracks, "Black Mall" and "Crazy White Kids," are among his greatest hits. Rock takes on such current events as Columbine ("'What music did they listen to?' WHO CARES?! What music did Hitler listen to? What was on his CD player?") and the Lewinski Scandal ("The President is a man, and a man is basically only as faithful as his options.") and talks about such timeless themes as homophobia ("There's no reason to be homophobic. Everyone has at least a gay cousin."), men having affairs ("It's the same two women: The one you love, and the one who loves you. One has the best...the other makes the best pancakes in the world.") and, yes, race ("There ain't a White man in this room who'd trade places with me, and I'm rich!"), sometimes profoundly, sometimes profanely, and always avoiding the cliches and stereotypes on which lesser comics coast. The only problem is the sound quality, which slides in and out, so be prepared to keep your finger on the volume control button.
As far as the skits and songs, Rock is a "Saturday Night Live" alumnus, and while he's one of the best of late, he demonstrates that show's biggest weakness. While the premises of his skits range from amusing to very clever, too many of them go on for far too long. His shorter skits ("ODB - W.O.W.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
On Bigger and Blacker Chris Rock revisits some of his earlier skits and that is both a good and a bad thing. Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by Paul Lawrence
I expected the usual sketch comedy bits but I was disappointed that the recording they used for the stand-up bits was not the same as what they had from the DVD. Read morePublished on October 20, 2007 by F. Luong
I am a big fan of Chris Rock and have seen him live (he's amazingly talented, worth every penny). I was disappointed in this CD for the arrangements chosen as well as the sound... Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by WordSmith