Brian Grazer I'm the Blackest White Man in Hollywood

3/12/2014 8:00 AM PDT

Screw his Oscar, the award Hollywood mogul Brian Grazer is most proud of is -- HIS BLACK CARD ... and he's not afraid to tell us why he's more than earned it.

Grazer was talking about the James Brown bio pic he just finished making when he name dropped a bunch of African-American superstars he worked with and then declared, "I'm very hip ... I'm Black!"

Brian might have been kidding, but watch the clip ... he makes a decent pitch.

Jay Z, Denzel Washington, and Eminem (yes, he counts) are all on his resume. So, we gotta ask ...