During a comedy performance in Chicago this past Saturday, Dave Chapelle made references to Kanye West and Lil Wayne in his act.
His Kanye bit had to do with his personal experiences with the Chicago rapper, which dates back to 2003, while his discussion on Wayne playfully poked fun at the New Orleans MC's lyricism. You can listen in above (Kanye West starts at 40:20, Lil Wayne at 28:30), or read what Chappelle had to say below.
On Kanye West's rise to stardom:
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."
On Lil Wayne's lyrical metaphors:
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."
Listen to the full clip above, where Dave Chappelle also discusses he recent incident in Hartford, Connecticut and racial stereotypes.
[via Consequence of Sound]
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