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A Young Dave Chappelle Rap In A 1990 PSA On HIV/AIDS

Watch A Young Dave Chappelle Rap In A 1990 PSA On The Terrors Of HIV/AIDS

Watch A Young Dave Chappelle Rap In A 1990 PSA On The Terrors Of HIV/AIDS

Dave Chappelle may be one of comedy’s greatest treasures in 2015, but in 1990, the yet to be Def Comedy Jam prodigy was still on some socially-sharp ism. So today, on the man’s 42nd born day, we’re taking it all the way back with a rare glimpse of a very young, still fledgling comedic titan, in what may be the perfect precursor to those Def Comedy years; a mother of a throwback PSA that finds Chappelle busting bars about the perils of HIV/AIDS in a clip that kind of downplays the severity of the issue, but also manages to keep you grinning ear-to-ear as he hits the verse of the track presumably (and hilariously) called “Control Your Jimmy,” echoing, at least in part, the monkey-clad AIDS origins story he’d later deliver in his second major stand-up special For What It’s Worth. Put one up for the gawd on his birthday and peep the clip. You can also catch Dave Chappelle on tour this year at anyone of the dates below. Happy 4-2, Mr. Chappelle. Here’s to many, many more.

Tour Dates:
September 14th @ Janet Cquincy Lawson Capitol Theater – Salt Lake City, Utah
September 14th @ Capitol Theater – Salt Lake City, Utah
September 16th @ Pike Peak Center – Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 17th @ Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, Colorado
September 19th @ Morrison Center – Boise, Idaho
September 22nd @ Merrill Auditorium – Portland, Maine
September 25th @ The Hanover Theatre – Worcester, Massachusetts
September 27th @ Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, Connecticut
September 28th @ Gramercy Theatre – New York City, New York (2 Sets)
September 29th @ Gramercy Theatre – New York City, New York (2 Sets)
September 30th @ Gramercy Theatre – New York City, New York (2 Sets)
October 2nd @ Mulroy Civic Center Theater – Syracuse, New York
October 3rd @ Rochester Auditorium Theatre – Rochester, New York
October 4th @ Palace Theater – Albany, New York
October 6th @ Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, Pennsylvania
October 7h @ Hershey Theater – Hershey, Pennsylvania



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