roll with the punches

Roll with the New

Roll with the New is a 1997 comedy album by Chris Rock. It is a combination of live material (also seen in his special Bring the Pain) and comedy sketches. The album won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.


  1. Opening/Crickets
  2. Marion Barry/Million Man March
  3. This Show Sucks #1
  4. Luther Campbell
  5. Cheap Pete
  6. Tossed Salad
  7. Press Conference
  8. O.J., I Understand
  9. O.J. & O'Jays
  10. Champagne
  11. This Show Sucks #2
  12. Niggas vs. Black People
  13. I Loved the Show
  14. Introducing Mary Wong
  15. My Favorite Joke
  16. This Show Sucks #3
  17. Bad Phone Sex
  18. I'm Back
  19. Another Face Song
  20. The Commitment Dilemma/Closing


  • In Track 1, there is a brief instance of backmasking when the "opening act" is introduced. When played in reverse, the announcer can be heard saying, "Mr. Reginald Warrington. Give it up for Reginald Warrington!". This was the name of Dave Chappelle's stand-up comedian character in the film, The Nutty Professor.
  • There is another use of backmasking at the start of Track 15. When played in reverse, the "favorite joke" is as follows: "So I'm walking down the street, right? And I saw this prostitute, right? And I said, 'How much?' She said, 'For $300, I'll do anything you want.' I said, 'Bitch, paint my house!'" The joke, played forwards, is sampled in the Soul Coughing song "$300" on El Oso.
  • Fellow comedian Dave Chappelle was actually one of the voices heard on the album. When a group of black people are complimenting Chris on the Black People vs Niggas skit, Dave is the one that asks Chris if he 'smokes weed'.


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