As we all know, Dave Chappelle is a close friend of the hip hop scene and a very good storyteller. While on his ongoing comedy tour, the comedian shared a couple of priceless stories on Kanye West and Lil Wayne. If you liked #ClassicKanye with that rant last night, then you'll love this story of #ClassicKanye:
On Kanye West's rise to stardom:
"The first time Kanye West was on television was on the Chappelle’s Show. It was the week that The Black Album came out. I’ll never forget. We were all sitting in the trailer listening to The Black Album, and Jay-Z says on the record, “Kanyeezy, you’s a genius. You did it again,”* and Kanye stopped the tape and pressed rewind.
He had that energy. You knew he was gonna be somebody. And then they did the show, him and Common did it. And you remember that song The Food? “You love to hear the story, again and again. About those two brothers from the City of Wind.”
The crowd, “EGHHHHHHHEEE.” Motherfuckers go nuts. I said, “Hey Kanye, look, we’re going back to the studio. We got to edit some sketches, but if you want, you can come with us and check out some of the stuff we’re working on.” He says, “Oh that’d be great!”
He comes to the studio we’re all sitting and there watching all these crazy sketches. Nobody had seen any of this shit before. It was Rick James, all that shit. All on there. It’s on footage, we was all cracking up and then in the middle of it all, Kanye’s phone rings. This is when I knew he was gonna be famous.
He answers the phone, he goes, “Hello. Huh? What? Uh uh, I can’t. I can’t. Cause, I’m at Dave Chappelle’s show watching sketches that nobody’s ever seen before.”
And then he says, “Cause my life is dope, and I do dope shit,” and then he hung up the phone."
God, I can't wait to tell someone on the phone that I can't meet up, "Cause my life is dope, and I do dope shit." Then hang up. Then proceed to watch old episodes of Fresh Prince.
Here's Wayne's story:
On Lil Wayne's lyrical metaphors:
"One of my favorite rappers, I’m not even bullshitting, and I promise y’all I mean this, is Lil Wayne. I’ve never met him, but he’s one of my favorite rappers. I guarantee you he could win a Pulitzer Prize. This motherfuckers is one of the most descriptive artists in modern popular culture.
He says the coolest shit, just throws it a way. “I got three kids and they all three.” Like, goddamn, this guy’s a genius. He also says, “Real G’s move in silence like lasagna.” Shit like that.
And you can picture everything he says. There’s one song where he says, “I got a bitch that played in movies in my jacuzzi.” And then he says, “Pussy juicy.” I close my eyes when I listen to that and picture it in my head. I see Lil Wayne sitting in the hot tub.
And that’s when he and I are different. If I could tell the pussy was in the hot tub, I’d probably get out. But Lil Wayne is sitting there like (laughs), “What is this strange oil floating on top of my hot tub water?” I think this is pussy juice.
He’s like an expert, he walks on the set of CSI and says, 'Has anyone else been in this crime area?' “No, uh huh.” “What is this? This stuff on the ground… it’s pussy juice. That’s gotta be one of the worst jokes I’ve written in a long time."
Dave Chappelle is going on tour! And he's joined by some esteemed comedians like Flight Of The Conchords, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Burress and more as you can see above. This is a big deal for Chappelle's cult following (that I'm produly a part of) as Chappelle is rarely out in the public spotlight, only really doing random spot dates in the Bay Area that I know of. Tickets go on sale Friday at oddballfest.com and the dates and cities can be seen below an appropriate Dave Chappelle GIF. Chicago, we're treking to Tinley Park August 31st!