Jonah Hill Talks ‘Mid90s,’ His Top 5 And Why Travis Scott Is Having A Moment | For The Record

Published on Oct 17, 2018
Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut ‘Mid90s,’ a coming-of-age film centered around a 13-year-old boy who finds himself through skateboarding. To give authenticity to the ’90s era of skateboarding depicted in the movie, Hill filled the soundtrack with hip-hop songs that he grew up listening to. For the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ the Hollywood star sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss ‘Mid90s’ and his ingrained love for hip-hop.
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  • TOPICS::: 1:05 The inspiration behind 'Mid90s', Jonah's directorial debut 2:45 How Hip-Hop and skateboarding influenced 'Mid90s' 5:45 The impact of Stretch and Bobbito 7:40 How skateboarding influenced Jonah's world view 8:40 Behind the CD collection in 'Mid90s' 10:05 Jonah's favorite hip-hop song/album of all-time 15:45 Jonah's top 5 rappers of all-time 18:36 Jonah on Travis Scott 20:42 Jonah on Kanye West 26:28 Jonah & Rob rapping Big L's first verse on "Put It On"

  • get a new host. rob markman is literally the fucking worst

  • he said the same thing in like 5 interviews

  • How'd he not talk about Doom though... nonetheless great interview. The movie's awesome

  • It’s not that Jonah Hill changed, it’s him being who he is and having the confidence to share it. That Jonah has been here

  • nirvana feature was perfect

  • Skating definitely has been misrepresented on screen to a depressing and also laughable degree. Thanks Jonah.

  • That move industry money is no joke, Jonah got more money than almost all rappers

  • 2pac = J.Cole Bggie = Kendrick Nas = J.Cole Jayz = Kendrick

  • i need that room setup for my records and turntables.

  • shiii man this man made me torrent FL Studio boutta become madlib cuh LMAO

  • Idk spike lee been doing a pretty good job........

  • How many times have I heard that painting reference from him

  • New subscribers! This room is raw

  • Protect my nigga Jonah

  • Shout out to Big L! us-tv.org/tv/video-WnURNzFSd6E.html

  • I love that true hip hop is finally getting some attention, but I couldn't help getting annoyed by Jonah's interrupting the interviewer & slight arrogance

  • "misogyny is canceled." -Jonah Hill, 2018

  • ❤️

  • Premier's Crooklyn Cuts Vol. III (Tape A) (1996) - Mid-90's mixtape of the era IMO www.mixcloud.com/WorksOfMart/crooklyn-cuts-vol-iii-tape-a-1996/

  • It got awkward

  • GOLDEN ERA

  • Actors will always act

  • Great interview.. Jonah just became my favorite actor! Can’t wait to see Mid 90’s

  • J cole is much more better and more important than drake. Also, Travis is so unique from a standpoint from commercial success and original sound

  • MF DOOM

  • jONAH always had the sauce he just needed the right palet

  • What a brilliant interview. I wish I had a Jonah Hill in my life

  • shout out to the chairs and table alignment to the carpet patterns

  • La Flame the GOAT

  • Premier is Mozart

  • Having a moment? Gtfo

  • shout out nak

  • Sub me now i well sub you back now all together

  • If he does it right, he can replace Brett Rattner in Hollywood #FAXX

  • Hollywood fucks up skate culture, but there are hundreds of great skate movies out there. Just saying. Stoked for this one, but it's not as special as he's hyping it up to be.

  • J Cole shouted out Jonah Hill on the outro of 2014 Forest Hill Dr.... Holy Shit lmao forest HILL

  • they forgot chance the rapper

  • Jonah and Shia..

  • 20:00 everyone got there own opinions and he can believe whatever he wants to believe but astroworld aint better then rodeo

  • He's making a skate film thats not fake, Jonah hill is now the most inspirational person to me.

  • WHEN HE SAID FRANK OCEAN I FUCKING SCREAMED

  • Such a dope dude. Super excited for this movie

  • Dj premier is Mozart lol FOH

    • Seems weird now but in 100 years...

  • Gravediggaz album was cold that tape got heavily passed about in the UK too.....Diary of a madman...bang your head all that good stuff.....I hope this guy gets the movie of the year, he seems really genuinely in love with the hip hop culture

  • Hate when people chew

  • Pharoah Sanders on the wall!

  • Its just going to be a watered down PG version of K.i.d.s

  • I’m proud of Jonah, you welcomed to east Atlanta any day...

  • It's sad when people use the same lines in interviews an if u watch Jonahs interview on B.C an big boy he says some the same lines

    • Could be because he's genuine. If he changed everytime that would be weird to me.

  • This man knows how to sell a movie!

  • Wow jonah, you just made me smile and cry. Big L is the most talented rapper ever and my favorite mc of all time. Crime he was robbed from us

  • I love hip hop jonah

  • this is it chief

  • Y'ALL BE GASSING DRAKE WAAAYYY TOO HARD

  • Does he talk about the Danny Brown video at all?

  • He let Q-Tip and Frank Ocean see the movie before anybody else? That's dope

  • I have a friend that worked on 'Maniac'. He said Jonah was a diva and late everyday and was rude af to everyone. And Emma Stone was the nicest person ever. Down to earth doesn't think she's better than anyone. Comple opposite of Jonah.

  • rich kid from the burbs talking about "our" culture, nah

  • I gotta go see this movie!!

  • I'm so stoked to see this.. anyone seen it yet?

  • I would sell my soul for that vinyl collection. fr

  • Kanye and Travis love ❤️

  • Xxxtentacion is an artist we will talk about for the next 20 years

  • only thing i didn't like was when he says he feels bad for people listening to music today.

  • This is the first time I'd seen Jonah Hill be this serious

  • Jonah Hill send me your info so I can send your honorary black card

  • ah so excited to see this

  • Drake is a cornball and a character portrayed by Aubrey Graham he is not hip hop.

  • I hate people that be like PAC BIGGIE JAY NAS EMINEM top 5 dead or alive no discussion! That is such a cliché. There are tons of underground artist that never make a list but would destroy that group.

    • 1- MF DOOM 2- Mos Def 3- Nas 4- Big Pun 5- Andre 3000 6- Rakim 7- Eminem 8- Big L 9- Masta Ace 10- Talib Kweli Biggie and 2Pac are a few places after them, Jay-Z isn't on my top 30

    • Destroy it lyrically, yea,but we are talking about their impact and legacy.

  • This interviewer is incredible day in, day out.

  • 17:02 crazy Q-Tip fact reveal; preach on...damn ain’t that tha truth Jonah. Gravediggggggazzzzzz FTW. Wu-Tang forever.

  • This interview got better and better as it went on. Great work.

  • Big L RIP

  • I cringe a little bit harder after each time that Jonah Hill interrupts, and talks over him during the interview, hahaha.

  • I wonder if he washes that long sleeve because he's been wearing it in all the interviews about the movie 😂 anyone notice that.

  • I got alot more in common with Jonah than i thought, music wise especially

  • No u

  • i wonder if jonah has ever heard of Pro Era or Joey Bada$$

  • I hope this movie will make people stop saying " do a kickback...yo Tony Hawk!!!!!"

  • Jonah is the real genius here.

  • Jonah hung out with Frank Ocean. 2 gods in one room

  • J cole is the most overrated rapper of all time

  • did a car alarm go off during this?

  • Respect.

  • Pretty much if you’ve watched one interview with Jonah Hill talking about Mid90s you’ve watched them all. I’ve heard Jonah Hill give all these same exact answers in at least 4 different interviews.

  • I wonder if Jonah knows about Brockhampton because their sound literally rehashes 90s rap once in a while

  • this is so corny lmaooo

  • Hearing him talk is like talking to my brother about life

  • If Big L is not in your top 3 you don’t know real hip hop dead facts 💯

    • +sound SHAPE I respected your opinion about top 3 but, no way you can name 19 MC better than Big L

    • Young Questo big l is dope. He’s not top 3. Top 20 prolly based off potential and influence.

    • What a crime to our culture! At 10 years old I knew who pac and biggie were. Little did I know at age 12 my favorite rapper was taken from hip hop. I didn't discover him until I was 17 and I'm 31.

  • Jonah hill is my favorite celebrity

  • Jonah “DJ premier is Mozart” Hill

  • I’m so insanely excited to see this shit

  • ' Culture '

  • *Jonah Hill: A Legend in the Making*

  • He is like a completly different person in every interview. Not hating on him at all. Just stating what i see.

  • I always fw jh but I fw this nigga a lot more n this movie relatable skating got me through maad shit

  • Dude on the left looking goofy as hell lol

  • this guy walked all over the laser beams, he's so accurately PC

  • DROP THE BEAT TAPE JONAH!!!