"This is not done every day. A lot of hip-hop royalty in the house."
Following his bit on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Chris Rock will always have a tie to the Kanye canon, so it was only right he introduce West's 8th studio album Ye at his Wyoming listening party.
After cracking a few jokes about seeing a moose while in the mountainous surroundings, Chris pointed out just how special an occasion this listening party was. "I hope everybody's appreciating what's going on," he said. "This is not done every day. A lot of hip-hop royalty in the house. 2 Chainz in the house. Nas Escobar in the house. Fab in the house.... I can't wait for y'all to hear. I can't wait to watch you experience what you're about to see. Listen without prejudice." According to TMZ, he also stated that rap is the "first form of art created by freed black men."
Watch some clips from his intro above.
Kanye's new album features guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, and Nicki Minaj, as well as GOOD Music's new signees Valee and 070 Shake. The album is the second of 5 projects produced by Kanye that will be released within a month. After being premiered via live stream in Wyoming, the album was released across all major streaming services. Listen to it here.