Dave Chappelle Hosts Socially-Distanced 'Summer Camp' Event With Erykah Badu, Common & More

Dave Chappelle and friends made sure to have a blast in a social-distanced way during the Fourth of July weekend. 

Chappelle ventured back to his hometown in Dayton, OH, and hosted Chappelle Summer Camp, which featured comedic and musical performances. Those in attendance included Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Michael Che, Tiffany Haddish, DJ Trauma, Michelle Wolf, Donnell Rawlings, Cipha Sounds, Questlove, Jon Hamm, Mo Amer and Issa Ali.

During the festive gathering, Chappelle did an action-packed cover of Eric B and Rakim’s “Paid in Full” featuring Common and Talib Kweli. The Roots’ Questlove gushed about his Chappelle Camp Summer experience in an Instagram post he shared after the event.  

“Drove 900+ miles to a hippie farm town, got tested 2ce & mask/rantined & got on a drumset for the first time in 4 months,” shared Quest. “To be honest a lot of us were afraid of how rusty we’ve become since March. This was missed & needed (the camaraderie (been a min since I’ve seen/had meaningful conversations w people I know in the flesh) worth the effort. I can’t wait to play music w my pals again. Thanks @DaveChappelle  @candytman.”

In June, Chappelle shot and filmed his acclaimed 30-minute special 8:46 in Ohio, which reflected on the tragic killing of George Floyd, Kobe Bryant, and more.

Check out some of the highlights from Chappelle Summer Camp below. 


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PAID IN FULL @davechappelle x @talibkweli x @common x @djtrauma Camera: @candytman #paidinfull #covers #hiphop

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Epic night! @erykahbadu @common @talibkweli #yellowspringsohio @davechappelle

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Can somebody say history! Everybody in this photo has been tested for DA RONA! #negative

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Last night in a Cornfield in Yellow Springs Ohio!! Dave Chappelle has done it again. We Spent 6 hours in a field, masked up, with 400 in the audience. The surprise 20 minutes of rain did not put a damper on the evening nor stop the show. Comedy sets by Dave Chappelle, Michelle Wolf, Cipha Sounds, Mo Amer, Donnell Rawlings, Tiffany Haddish, and Michael Che, with an appearance by Jon Hamm (who offered to come out to give his “White guy input” ). We were then treated to an amazing fireworks display behind the stage while Questlove DJ’d an all Dilla set! This was followed by Music performances by Frédéric Yonnet, Issa Ali, Monie Love, Talib Kweli, Common, and Erykah Badu. The night ended with Questlove and Erykah Badu’s band providing the music for several impromptu songs with Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Dave Chappelle, and Tiffany Haddish. As usual for Dave’s shows, no phones/cameras were allowed, but we got these free face masks as a memento. #davechappelle Thanks @ctmarie

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