Jimmy Fallon interviews Chappelle and he let’s loose a number of wonderful funny gems. Salute to Fallon, The Roots Prince and Dave Chappelle. A few key moments worth observing:
2:00 “the lost Root” and racial stereotyping.
2: 30 Chappelle’s explanation of the Roots and all their musical buddies in “shelves” at Electric Ladyland is beautiful.
3:10 Prince and detournement (to turn around against itself). “That is a Prince Judo move right there.” “That’s checkmate right there!” To use the humorous image of Dave Chappelle as Prince to sell records — situationist genius. Here is the cover from Prince’s actual song: breakfast can wait.” Thanks to Okayplayer
I actually went and bought the song. You can go to 3rdeyegirl and spend eighty-eight cents to buy a snare and slap-bass Prince tune about . . . well helium-inclusive erotic love. Perhaps another level of detournement is making a great song about a decade-old Chappelle skit.
4:30 Jay-Z, the Black Album and Kanye’s confident rewind. I also love Chappelle’s imitation of Common’s face when he hears the Common-referential lyric.
5:40 Kanye and the punchline: “my life is dope and I do dope shit!” while getting a sneak peak at not-yet-released Chappelle Show skits. 110%.