Fourth World Records and Dave Chappelle partnered to release limited vinyl copies of his ‘8:46’ special.
In response to George Floyd’s murder, Dave Chappelle has teamed up with a record label to release limited edition vinyl copies of his special 8:46. Three reports indicate that Third World Records is distributing the rapper’s red, black, and green LPs.
A double album was released by Dave Chappelle, both named after the reported period of time Chauvin kneeled against George Floyd’s neck. Watching Side A takes about 30 minutes. In the B-Side, Amir Sulaiman reads both “My Insides Out” and “We Must Win.”
The vinyl features images from the show and George Floyd’s protests, as well as a moment of silence honoring him and other victims of police brutality and systemic racism. The book will be sold in limited quantities of 846 copies.
In addition to being available on Third Man’s website and in their Nashville and Detroit stores, Dave Chappelle’s limited edition 8:46 vinyl is currently available online. Orders for the black version of the album – due out on Oct. 29 – are now being taken.
Dave Chappelle’s high school in Washington, D.C., Duke Ellington School of the Arts, will receive the sales proceeds.
It was in Chappelle’s 8:46 special, in response to George Floyd’s tragic passing, that he grappled with the loss of another Black man, as well as the recurring incidents of police aggression. According to the press release, YouTube’s most popular video in 2014 was this one entitled 2020, which has garnered more than 30 million views, as well as 7.5 million views on the comic’s Instagram account.