Produced by: Dave Chappelle, Michel Gondry
Written by: Dave Chappelle
Starring: Dave Chappelle
Music by: Corey Smyth
Cinematography: Ellen Kuras
Release date(s): September 12, 2005 (Toronto International Film Festival), March 3, 2006 (United States)
Running time: 103 minutes
Performers: Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, The Fugees, Bilal, Dead Prez, Cody Chesnutt, John Legend, Central State University Marching Band, A-Trak
We are pleased to bring this you this monumental music film/documentary, which includes some of music’s most important performers. Several years ago, comedian Dave Chappelle brought the World to Brooklyn for an amazing time. This film showcases that great day.
Description from Wikipedia:
The film follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004, up until September 18, 2004, when he threw a block party on the corner of Quincy Street and Downing Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The film features nearby sites including the Broken Angel House in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn as well as areas in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The film was produced before Chappelle’s highly-publicized decision to walk away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Chappelle’s Show, and gained prominence after the announcement.
He invited several hip hop and neo-soul musical artists to perform at the party, including Kanye West, Mos Def, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and The Roots along with The Central State University Marching Band. Lauryn Hill was also scheduled to perform at the party, but since Columbia Records refused to release her songs for use in the production, she decided instead to reunite The Fugees for the occasion. In addition, Chappelle performed comedy monologues and sketches in between the musical acts.