Posted on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
Any news, even a light dusting, that involves Dave Chappelle returning to the big screen is worth writing about. The lithe Eminem of comedy hasn’t been present at the cinema since his and director Michel Gondry’s Wattstax homage, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, in 2005, and our chums at Vulture seem to have uncovered plans for a follow-up. One of the many talented puzzle pieces in Chappelle’s prior concert film, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson of The Roots,Â dished that the comedian wants his next flick/event to be set in Dubai, the UAE’s surreal biodome of bling rivaled only by South of the Border in terms of eyeball homicide. And what’s this about Star Wars (please no trumpets)…
“I saw Dave the night of Erykah [Badu]‘s birthday party in Dallas,” said ?uestlove. “[It would happen] Over in Dubai. …Except he wants to spice it up a bit and have us perform with a 60-piece orchestra. He’s just like, ‘Promise me you’re going to rhyme over Star Wars, that’s all I want.’”
And like that, ?uestlove went mingling elsewhere, leaving a puffy cloud of WTF to linger over the world o’ blogs. More on Block Party 2: Poppin’ in Dubai if and when it’s not a figment of Chappelle’s fervent imagination.