It looks like Dave Chappelle might step back into the limelight thanks to an unlikely source of inspiration: Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The two artists collaborated on the Watch The Throne album last year, which led to a tour, buddying two of the greatest to ever touch the mic. Now, inspired by The Throne union, Chris Rock, who is one the funniest in his field, has been trying to get fellow comedian Chappelle to go on tour together.
“I’ve been talking to Chappelle a lot. Been trying to get Chappelle to go on tour,” said Rock during an interview with Vulture Mag. “You know I’m not the hard one, but, I’m trying to make that happen. After seeing Kanye and Jay-Z, I was like, ‘me and Dave should do this.’”
The rumors of a possible trek first surfaced last October and it looks like Rock has not given up on the opportunity, not to mention, the success of Watch The Throne has given him more motivation.
In related news, Jay-Z recently revealed that he is not only planning on releasing another solo album this year, he plans on working on another Throne album with ‘Ye.
“It depends on how this thing finishes up,” Jay said in reference to his and Kanye’s current Watch the Throne Tour. “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.”—Nicholas Sella