Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In addition to Chappelle, the roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Includes private rehearsals footage and Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home, where he wanders through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band makes the trip and kicks off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. A diverse crowd and Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a celebration of music and comedy, history and community. Written by
Dave Chappelle's main reason for holding the block party in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was because, he says, that hip-hop originated there. However, hip-hop really originated in the South Bronx and spread to the other sections of New York soon afterward. See more »
[singing a blues song]
I woke up this morning, 'bout quarter to four. Went back to sleep, and I woke up... at... eight.
Went back to sleep again and woke up at two 'cause I'm a comedian and I ain't got shit to do. Oh, yeah, baby, I got them comedy blues. I just hang out all day, baby, cause I ain't got shit to do with you.
Right, now, now. What kind of blue musician would I be if I didn't talk shit over the music?
Then I can say a whole story.
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Get Em High
Written by Kanye West (as Kanye Omari West), Talib Kweli (as Talib Kweli Greene), Common (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn)
Performed by Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli and Common
Kanye West appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records
Talib Kweli appears courtesy of Rawkus Entertainment
Common appears courtesy of Geffen Records See more »
this movie was outrageously funny due to the brilliant comic Dave Chappelle. This movie also features great music and entertainment. But if you think this movie is full of Dave Chappelles wild skits like on the Chappelle Show, ill let you know right now its not. Its a documentary about him putting this Block Party together. While it does have his amazing comic brilliance in it, it is MOSTLY filled with great music. Still I loved this movie for all its aspects, the Music, the jokes, the stories, and the entertainment. With Musical talent including Mos Deff, Kanye West, The Roots, Dead Prez, the Commons, a reunion of The Fugees, and much much more, this is a must see. So many of the movies that are put into theaters are not worth your 8-10 dollars, this one is. BUT go see it knowing that its not the Chappelle Show.
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