A recurring argument in any self-respecting friends group is the correct ranking of Kanye West's discography. Does My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy still reign supreme? (For the record, yes it most certainly does). Is The Life of Pablo as compellingly messy as Late Registration? (Again, yes). But who cares what your friends think? Aziz Ansari gave his best Kanye album ranking to Vogue on Sunday. That's far more important.
"There's a tie up top, Watch the Throne and Twisted Fantasy," Ansari, tasked with Vogue's recurring 73 Questions segment, said. "Then I'm gonna go, a tie with Yeezus and Life of Pablo. Then, Graduation. Then College Dropout, then Late Registration. God, that's so hard." So hard, in fact, that he neglected to mention the excellent 808s & Heartbreak.
Ansari was also asked to reveal his "best memory" of hanging out with Kanye, prompting a condensed version of this popular Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening story:
Elsewhere in the interview, Ansari talked about his parents, the racism level of South Carolina barbecue in comparison to Alabama barbecue, the annoyance of the word "foodie," the dating necessity of Seinfeld, 50 Cent, Tinder, dinosaurs, and much more. He even made the interviewer a (seemingly delicious) smoothie. The Kanye portions of the interview begin at about the 5:11 mark.
Last year, Ansari joined fellow Master of None star Eric Wareheim in putting together a better-than-the-official-version music video for the Life of Pablo single "Famous."
Thankfully, Master of None returns to Netflix with new episodes May 12. For anyone expecting Master of None season 3 to immediately follow in 2018, however, patience is recommended. In an interview with Vulture Monday, Ansari said he's going to have to live some more life before diving back into writing. "I've got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought," he said. "I've got to get married or have a kid or something. I don't have anything else to say about being a young guy being single in New York eating food around town all the time."