Some things thankfully never change. Back with his fourth record, Chris Rock proves once again why he unquestionably remains one of the funniest standup comedians of his generation. The formula for Never Scared remains the same: excerpts from his recent HBO standup special and other dates on his tour. However, while his delivery and execution of a joke remain the same, the subject matter is altered slightly to reflect a slightly more mature Rock. Issues of parenthood, defending a new generation of rap music, Michael Jackson, and relationships are tempered with skits that parody modern rap music. Last time the target was No Limit Records and Master P, and this time around it's Southern crooner Lil Jon and crunk music. It's not a classic Chris Rock record, but it captures Rock delivering consistently outstanding performances, hysterical sketches, and the best Jermaine Jackson jokes of all time. It's most definitely worth a listen.
AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston
feat: Lil Jon