Exclusive: Talib Kweli Speaks On Possible Dave Chappelle/Chris Rock Tour
Chappelle performed a surprise show in New York City and was shortly joined by Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, ?uestLove and Bill Bellamy in a legendary night of comedy that was shockingly not captured on camera except for a few instagram photos. “After next Tuesday, I’m free for like 11 years,” said Chappelle.
Rock suggested although he has filming in the works this spring, he’s open to the idea.
“I’ve got time between now and the movie,” said Rock. “By Halloween, I could do dates.”
Hip-Hop Wired caught up with Talib Kweli, who was in Austin, TX with Samsung performing at their Galaxy Sound stage for the South By Southwest festival and spoke on the possibility of that tour coming to fruition.
“Dave is a friend. I’ve known Dave before either one of us were really known,” explained Kweli, who appeared on Chappelle’s Show and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. “I do shows with Dave once in a while. Dave likes to have a full theatrical experience so I’ll DJ in-between his sets. Dave will get up and talk at a comedy club for four or five hours some nights.”
“He basically does what he wants to do. I think that’s what all of us are striving for,” the Reflection Eternal rapper continued. “He comes out and he loves doing shows but he does them when he feels like it. He does hang out with Chris Rock, he does hang out with Chris Tucker, he hangs out with a lot of comedians.”
While you might have to just pick a night and have a stroke of good luck to see Chappelle live, Kweli says not to count a tour out just yet. “People love to see those type of guys together. I don’t know if they are [going to do the tour]. I ran into Chris Rock the other night, and he was joking about it. He was like “I’m you Kweli and Dave Chappelle is Mos Def. So who knows?”
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