The weekend starts tomorrow, and what better way to prepare than by looking back at two of the greatest performers of all time in Prince and Dave Chappelle.
I think Prince is the most famous person in the world, no joke. And if he's not the most famous then definitely the most exclusive and mysterious. Like nobody ever knows where Prince is gonna be at any given time, he just pops up places on a whim, but whenever he's there it's like this crazy aura he gives off that makes everyone, even the biggest of the big celebs, be like, "holy shit Prince is here." He's the definition of living legend. As in his life just consists of legendary tales. SOOO many celebrities have Prince stories, and as crazy as they all are, there's just no way they're not true. Prince just does Prince shit whenever he wants and when you wonder why he does the things he does, everyone has the same reaction no matter what: I mean, it's Prince. That's celebrity right there, when you can just do shit and the reason why it's okay is cus you're you. Well done.
Making this blog is actually a perfect example of this! Did you know Prince just isn't on YouTube? Like you can't find his videos anywhere. I had to rip this video off some Spanish website just to put it on here for you guys. And it's funny, cus when I youtube'd Prince and got nothing back results wise, in my head it made total sense. Well yeah, of course he's not on YouTube, I mean, it's Prince...
And as for Chappelle, fuck I need him back in my life regularly. I know he's back to doing standup pretty much full time and that's great, I've seen some of his new shit and some of it's really funny, but I can't get by on just that. I need the genius that was Chappelle's Show. All this recent racial tension in America could have used the filter of Dave Chappelle, because really that's what his show did, filtered actual major issues through a comedic funnel that made it okay to talk about. It was obviously hilarious, but it made us look at and talk about shit in our culture that we otherwise NEVER would have had an open dialogue about. And nowadays we do have outlets that allow for that dialogue to continue, which is great, but nobody had the ability to make it so accessible by using comedy as the medium through which the dialogue could start. We definitely could use more Chappelle in our lives.
But I digress, way too much thinking going on now. Let's get back to the basics: dance to this song and laugh at this video and get in the spirit to get weird this weekend. Have a good one ya'll.