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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/03/06
performer:
Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Fugees, Mos Def
director:
Michel Gondry
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Dave Chappelle
genre:
Comedy, Documentary

We gave it an A

With exceptional performances from Kanye West and a reunited Fugees conspicuously absent — and Dave Chappelle’s vibrant comedic presence limited to awkward between-song phone conversations — the slapdash Dave Chappelle’s Block Party soundtrack doesn’t fully capture its cinematic counterpart’s joyous magnetism. All the spontaneous excitement isn’t lost, though. Stretched-out live-band takes on earthy rap and R&B faves from seasoned performers like Common (”The Light”), Mos Def (”Umi Says”), and Erykah Badu (”Back in the Day”) will still satisfy hip-hop lovers nostalgic for socially aware old-time soul.

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