According to New York Magazine, ?uestlove (of The Roots) recently spoke with the comedian, who has maintained a low profile as of late. “He wants to redo ‘Block Party,'” said ?uestlove, referring to Chappelle’s 2005 documentary which chronicled the process of organizing and throwing the block party. “I saw Dave the night of Erykah [Badu]’s birthday party in Dallas.”
?uestlove elaborated, revealing Chappelle’s desired location for the project. “Over in Dubai,” he explained. “Except he wants to spice it up a bit and have us perform with a 60-piece orchestra. He’s just like, ‘Promise me you’re going to rhyme over ‘Star Wars,’ that’s all I want.’”
The block party was thrown on the corner of Quincy Street and Downing Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Artists who performed included The Fugees, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, Kanye West, The Roots, Dead Prez, John Legend and more.
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