Summer is off to a great start with Dave Chappelle's Block Party
premiering on demand and pay-per-view July 13. A genuine crowd-pleaser, the film spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party.
The unprecedented combination of comedy and music was shot on location. In addition to Chappelle performing all-new material, the stellar roster of artists includes Kanye West
, Mos Def
, Talib Kweli
, 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
In Ohio, Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-time-ever visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band made the trip and helped kick off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. As a diverse crowd comes together, Mr. Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a day-long, life-affirming celebration of music and comedy, history and community.