Dave Chappelle has partnered with Third Man Records to release his George Floyd-inspired special, 8:46, on vinyl. Side A of the vinyl will feature Chappelle’s 30-minute special and Side B will include poetry from Amir Sulaiman. Limited edition vinyl are currently available online and at Third Man Records locations in Detroit and Nashville.
Proceeds from each vinyl sale will benefit Chappelle’s former high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Tucked in the Georgetown area of the nation’s capital, the arts school has produced a number of entertainers including Chappelle, Ari Lennox, Johnny Gill, Samira Wiley, Lamman Rucker and Tracy Inman.
“When I was a student at Duke Ellington, the teachers instilled in me the notion of activism through art,” Chappelle said about his alma mater.
“We need more soldiers for great causes on the stage.”
For those who can’t grab the vinyl right now, do not worry. A standard release will come back around in October.