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Dave Chappelle Introduces A Funky “Tiny Desk” Concert With Style & Humor (Video)

Dave Chappelle may be known for his comedic prowess, but his taste in music is almost as legendary. Case in point, the Washington D.C.-based funny man recently joined NPR's "Tiny Desk" series as a sit-in host and introduced one of his favorite musicians. French harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet, who has played... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: The Fugees vs. Digable Planets. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Evidence & Slug Make A Video That Is Both Dope & Sobering

Last month, Evidence seemingly reached a new plateau in his solo career following the release of his fourth solo album, Weather Or Not. The Los Angeles-bred MC/producer's cohesive project contains a wide range of production and cathartic songwriting that addresses fatherhood, the harsh reality of his terminally-ill spouse, and dealing... Read more

The Roots Will Turn 2018’s Picnic Into A Dave Chappelle-Hosted Jam Session

The Roots Picnic has become one of the culture's longest-running artist-run Hip-Hop festivals. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania event has expanded to include New York City satellite festivals, and seen its share of historic moments. The 2018 affair has been announced and will see the event playing out a little differently. On... Read more

How Dave Chappelle Became The Biggest Winner Of The Grammys

The 60th Grammy Awards featured the inclusion of the "Best Comedy Album" award in its telecast, the first such occurrence in the Recording Academy's history. The award went to Dave Chappelle, an icon whose return to comedy after a controversial hiatus has been nothing short of extraordinary. But Chappelle's commanding... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Opens The Grammys With Dave Chappelle & A BANG (Video)

Kendrick Lamar opened the 60th Grammy Awards with a performance. Ahead of tonight's live televised event, the Compton, California MC was already awarded three trophies for "Best Music Video," "Best Rap Song," and "Best Rap Performance." In all three categories, it was DAMN. single "HUMBLE" that scored the win. When... Read more

15 Years Ago Chappelle’s Show Made Its Debut & Changed The Comedy Game (Video)

Just three weeks ago, Dave Chappelle helped fans ring in 2018 with two new stand-up comedy specials, Equanimity, and The Bird Revelation. These were the third and fourth 2017 Netflix specials for the superstar in a full-on return to the stage, screen, and the public eye. This week (January 22)... Read more

What’s Better Than 1 New Dave Chappelle Comedy Special? Two. Here’s A Preview (Video)

For the last several weeks, there has been high anticipation for the release of Dave Chappelle's upcoming standup comedy special. Titled "Equanimity," the show is slated to premiere on Netflix on New Year's Eve. Earlier in the week, Chappelle released the first clip from the special. Now, it turns out... Read more

Dave Chappelle Tells A Joke That Becomes Funny In The Last Second (Video)

Dave Chappelle is The Comeback Kid. After walking away from a reported $50 million dollar contract with Comedy Central, on principle, Chappelle has had an epic year. He landed a Netflix deal that allegedly made up for what he sacrificed by leaving Chappelle's Show in 2005, and, over the Summer... Read more

Dave Chappelle & Kevin Hart Go Head-To-Head For Their First Comedy Grammy Award

In an incredible career, Dave Chappelle does not possess a Grammy Award. This morning, along with the news of JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar leading nominations for the January 28 televised event, the legendary comedian was included in those up for an award. Chappelle is nominated for "Best Comedy Album" thanks... Read more

From Q-Tip To Chappelle, Talib Kweli’s Inner-Circle Shines In His New Video

Since the 1990s, Talib Kweli has maintained his role as one of Hip-Hop's leading voices striving for political empowerment and enlightenment. His passion for preaching righteousness and seeking justice had recently got Kweli's Twitter account briefly suspended for calling out a racist, homophobic lawyer.  It may be poetic coincidence that... Read more

Dave Chappelle Spoofs “Stranger Things” In The Trailer For His New Comedy Special (Video)

There may be new incentive to stay in on this New Year's Eve. It has been announced that Dave Chappelle's third stand-up special of 2017 will be arriving on the last day of the year. Already in '17, Chappelle released The Age Of Spin and Deep In The Heart Of Texas... Read more

Some Of The Best Comedians Of All-Time Will Celebrate 25 Years Of Def Comedy Jam (Video)

Over the years, there have been a number of outlets showcasing the talents of Black comedians. Shows like In Living Color, Comic View, Chappelle's Show and even Saturday Night Live have served as platforms from which comedic greats were born. However, few, if any, have had greater impact than Russell... Read more

Wyclef Says Only Dave Chappelle Can Get The Fugees Back Together

Last month, Funkmaster Flex played a Fugees song on his HOT 97 radio show. While never before heard by most Hip-Hop Heads, details got a bit murky as to how "new" the track really was. Ms. Lauryn Hill confirmed it was "an old track played around with back in the... Read more

Dave Chappelle Has A Serious Conversation About Living A Happy Life (Video)

Dave Chappelle recently took over HOT 97's Ebro In The Morning show. For nearly one hour, the comedy superstar fielded questions from the show staff in what turned into an incredibly revealing conversation. During the course of the discussion, Dave announced two additional dates to August's Radio City Music Hall... Read more

Dave Chappelle Tells Stretch & Bob The Back-Story Of Hosting SNL After The Election (Audio)

Hip-Hop radio icons Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have returned to the airwaves, though in a different format. Bringing their decades of experience and expansive breadth of music knowledge to National Public Radio (NPR), the two men largely responsible for breaking the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and... Read more

Dave Chappelle & Kendrick Lamar Have A Deep Conversation Between 2 Masters At Work

Andy Warhol created Interview magazine in 1969 to allow interesting, creative people to have conversations, and let the public get rare access through reading. Two people dealing with industries that are foreign to most people can yield an interesting, intimate conversation different than the media-facing interview or the staged red... Read more

Dave Chappelle’s 2017 “Block Party” Is Indoors & It’s Going To Be Mos Def

With 2005's Block Party, Dave Chappelle released one of music's most beloved concert films, a mishmash of comedy, Hip-Hop, and live performance. With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, The Roots, and many more in tow, Chappelle's documentary showcased the talents of some of Rap and Neo-Soul's luminaries at a Brooklyn, New York... Read more

Mos Def & Dave Chappelle Did The Original Carpool Karaoke (Video)

For 25 groundbreaking episodes in the two official seasons Chappelle's Show, viewers could lean back, laugh, learn, and maybe even cringe every so often. The program was about comedy, but it was hardly an escape. Instead, Dave Chappelle and his cast confronted real life issues with a humorous approach. Racism,... Read more

Chris Rock & Dave Chappelle Perform Together For A Watch The Throne Moment

This past weekend, Chris Rock made his Total Blackout stand-up comedy tour stop in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to Rock's Saturday night (March 25) set at the Saenger Theatre, Dave Chappelle walked out on stage, to perform a reported 10 minutes of material. After Rock took the microphone, Dave remained... Read more

Dave Chappelle Opens Up About Key & Peele And Why Their Show Hurt His Feelings (Video)

Tomorrow (March 21), Dave Chappelle fans will be treated to the comedy giant's first stand-up specials in over a decade. Over the course of his multi-decade career - and certainly in the years immediately following his infamous departure from Comedy Central in 2005 - Chappelle has maintained a relatively low... Read more

The 1st Look At Dave Chappelle’s Special Shows The King Is Back For The People (Video)

As host and musical guest, respectively, Dave Chappelle and A Tribe Called Quest made history on Saturday Night Live last year. Fueled in part by the political manifesto that is ATCQ's "We The People" and Chappelle's signature outspoken social commentary, their co-appearance was just the latest partnership in a relationship... Read more

Dave Chappelle Stands Up Before His City Council For Change Instead Of Laughs (Video)

Dave Chappelle, the comedian known for his outspoken views about American racism, has once again taken to the microphone to voice his concerns. However, it wasn't on a big stage, but rather at a local community meeting in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. There, on the night of December... Read more

Two Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials Are Coming In March. Here’s The Trailer (Video)

Late last year, news broke that comedian Dave Chappelle was releasing his first stand-up special in 12 years. Three different programs were confirmed, with at least two planned for 2017. While the Half Baked star and creator of Chappelle's Show has not been active in the format of specials or... Read more

Dave Chappelle Is Releasing His 1st Stand-Up Special In 12 Years & More Are Coming

Following the announcement that he'd be hosting Saturday Night Live, Dave Chappelle fans everywhere could be heard asking themselves if this was a sign the comedy icon would be making his return. Since the abrupt end to Chappelle's Show in 2006, Dave's appearances in film and television have been scarce,... Read more

Dave Chappelle, De La Soul & More Celebrate the Obamas With a “Block Party” at the White House (Video)

Earlier this year, Dave Chappelle's Block Party celebrated its tenth anniversary, a milestone which allowed fans to reflect back on the film and its place in Hip-Hop history. A similar history was just made on Saturday Night Live, where the most recent episode sported Chappelle as host and A Tribe... Read more

Dave Chappelle Hosts SNL & The Timing Could Not Have Been Better (Video)

Tonight (November 12), Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live. It was the first time for the brilliant comedian whose Chappelle's Show gave SNL, and every other sketch comedy show, a run for its money as the best of all-time, and his appearance could not have come at a better moment.... Read more

Dave Chappelle & A Tribe Called Quest Will Kick It On SNL

One week from today (November 11), A Tribe Called Quest will release its sixth and final album We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service. While Phife Dawg died more than six months prior to its release, the surviving founding three members of the group aim to make... Read more

Kevin Hart Details How Dave Chappelle Humbled Him & Chris Rock With His Brilliance (Video)

When Kevin Hart and Sway get together, the conversation is always special. Their most recent conversation is no exception. There to promote his latest film, Central Intelligence, starring Duane "The Rock" Johnson, Hart was in rare form. As has often been the case, rather than use the platform to further... Read more

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Comedy Stars Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes & More. See The Trailer (Video)

Spike Lee is fast at work in his first film in more than a year. Following 2014's Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus, the heralded Brooklyn, New York filmmaker is using the violence epidemic of Chicago to apparently elicit some comic relief and food for thought in Chi-Raq. The feature film... Read more

Q-Tip, Dave Chappelle, Leo DiCaprio & Chris Rock Talk Beats, Rhymes & Life, Literally. (Audio)

That's right. An Oscar-nominated actor, two legendary comedic geniuses, and an integral architect of Hip-Hop in one place, at one time. For many, the combination of Dave Chappelle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, and Q-Tip sounds like the answer to "if you could sit four celebrities into a room to hear... Read more

Dave Chappelle Announces 16 US Tour Dates For Fall

UPDATE: Two days following the 13 dates Dave Chappelle announced, the comedian has added three days in New York City. In a residency at the Gramercy Theater, where he did the same in 2014, Dave will perform on September 28, 29, and 30. All three of those dates will feature... Read more

Dave Chappelle Is Funny But He Makes a Serious Point About Comedy in These Troubling Times

Dave Chappelle's humor, like many comedians, is often built around the formula of pain-plus-time-equals-funny. In his heralded series, "Chapelle's Show," the Dayton, Ohio native poked fun at a number of taboo topics. These included White Supremacy, drug addiction, and immigration reform. In the midst of a return to the public... Read more

Raise It Up: Grasping The Entire Greatness Of J Dilla In Retrospect (Food For Thought)

On the heels of the first expanded Dilla Weekend, it is difficult to ignore the growth in posthumous fame that James Yancey (a/k/a Jay Dee or J Dilla) has accrued since passing away on this date, nine years ago. Like Amadeus Mozart's and Vincent Van Gogh's before him, Dilla's legacy... Read more

Chris Rock Names His Top 5 Comedians From a Battle of 10 (Video)

Chris Rock stopped by the Sway in the Morning show to promote his film Top Five (in theaters on December 12th). Ever insightful, he gave some thoughtful commentary on Eric Garner and why there might be less activism in Hip-Hop now as compared to in the 80's and 90's. Rock... Read more

Get Ready. Chris Rock is Spreading the Black Plague…(Video)

Dave Chappelle is not the only comedic giant returning to stand up this year. Fresh off his announcement as host of the BET Awards, Chris Rock sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show and told Fallon he is going on tour. Rock revealed the name is "The Black... Read more

Dave Chappelle Recalls Being Mistaken As A Member Of The Roots, Prince Laughing At Himself (Video)

Dave Chappelle had two critical media appearances in the past week. At the top of things, the Ohio native appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman," discussing his absence from the spotlight, and walking away from $50 million from Comedy Central to fulfill a "Chappelle Show" contract. Later appearing... Read more

Dave Chappelle Says He Didn’t Quit, He’s Just 7 Years Late To Work (Video)

With new shows in New York City on the horizon, including several joined by The Roots, DJ Premier, and Erykah Badu, comedian/actor Dave Chappelle appears to climbing back to the spotlight after nearly a decade of public hiatus. The Ohio native appeared on "Late Show With David Letterman" last night... Read more

Imagine Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Bill Bellamy & Marlon Wayans on 1 Stage. Or Just Read About It…

Dave Chappelle is returning to Radio City Music Hall later this month for an 8-night run with several guests, including Erykah Badu, The Roots, DJ Premier, Janelle Monae and more. As part of his prep, he assembled a dream team of comedy for 1 night only in February that included... Read more

10 Years Later, Dave Chappelle Brings His Block Party Indoors, And Who’s He Sharing The Stage With?

A decade ago, Dave Chappelle famously held his "Block Party" in Brooklyn, New York. Held for free at a secret location, the event was the subject of a Michel Gondry-directed film. The Ohio comedian/actor curated a concert, sharing the stage with an extremely rare reunited Fugees performance, in addition to... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video (4/26/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was fueled by the ultimate "tell 'em why you mad" video from Scarface, a vintage Dave Chappelle throwback and the RZA's response to Raekwon's recent criticisms. It also featured words from Chuck D, dope new videos from Rapsody, Locksmith, Jon Connor, Pharrell, Killer Mike, Schoolboy... Read more

Dave Chappelle Clowns with Boot Camp Clik Back in the Day (Video)

Duck Down has released some vintage footage of Dave Chappelle with Boot Camp Clik from what looks like the mid-90's. Dave provides some impromptu comedic commentary on the Clik's smoking preferences and clowns the Clik in the process. Check out the video. Related: When’s the Last Time You Saw a... Read more

Action Bronson Says That He Pays His Bills From Monthly Sales Of Indie Albums & Talks Wearing Shorts Year-Round (Audio)

When he's not body-slamming security guards and (playfully) tossing little people offstage, Action Bronson is a helluva rapper. For longtime fans of the Queens, New Yorker who Heads first heard on J-Love mixtapes, 2013's Saaab Stories was a bit of a misnomer. While Harry Fraud's Surf School sound is hot,... Read more

When’s the Last Time You Saw a Dave Chappelle Interview?? Exactly. Here’s the First in Years (Video)

During a stop in Minneapolis on his comedy tour, Dave Chappelle sat down with his longtime friend, Reg Chapman. Dave spoke about why playing Minneapolis' First Avenue club was like playing Carnegie Hall for him, whether he was returning to TV, the infamous Hartford incident and more. Check out the... Read more

Big Daddy Kane Speaks with FUSE (Video)

Here's a really interesting interview of Big Daddy Kane. He talks with FUSE about being the only guest performer at Jay-Z's 8-night stand in Brooklyn last fall, being told Jay-Z would never make it when Kane tried to shop Jay's demo, performing at the Inaugural Concert with MC Lyte, his... Read more

The Beastie Boys – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape) + Chappelle Show Performance (Video)

The love for The Beastie Boys' MCA continues to flow. Like Mick Boogie, Mister Cee also did a mix honoring The Beasties when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and he has released. You can listen to and download it below. Also, The Beastie Boys... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Best Chappelle Show Performances (Video Playlist)

Chappelle Show gets its much deserved props for its place in sketch comedy history, but it does not get enough recognition for its role as a major platform for showcasing hip-hop and soul performances. In addition to having impeccable taste in acts, the show had a knack for presenting artists... Read more