Jonah Hill is doing a press run for his film, Mid90s, which is out now in select cities and goes wide this Friday.
Hill stopped by Genius, and in addition to a traditional interview, he participated in a 1990’s Hip Hop Quiz and aced it. Hill additionally took the Mid90s Hip-Hop Quiz. “I’d say my love appreciation reverence for the golden era, boom-bap era, of hip-hop is so deep and so profound and it’s a huge part of who I am,” Hill said before launching into the questions. The quiz included trivia bits on Wu-Tang Clan, Coolio, Xzibit, OutKast, Jay-Z, the Fugees, Missy Elliott, DJ Premier, Camp Lo, and more. Catch that clip below.
Hill also named his top 5 which includes, Kendrick Lamar and Gang Starr.
In other Jonah Hill-related news, the actor interviewed DJ Premier about his younger years. “My mom’s dad, Grandfather Bill from Brooklyn, we used to always go visit him every summer,” Premier said when asked to talk about the moment he realized he wanted to make music. “He was in a jazz band and he used to show me all these pictures of all the places he had been to in Europe. And I was like, ‘You traveled to all these places?’ And he’d show him picking with Count Basie and these other people. And I was like, ‘Wow, I’d love to do that, just to go all over the world.'”