Dave Chappelle’s poignant ‘8:46’ special is being pressed on limited-edition vinyl


A year on from its debut on YouTube, Dave Chappelle has teamed up with Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, to release a limited-edition vinyl pressing of his special 8:46.

The release, which is limited to 846 numbered copies, is pressed on a tri-coloured black, red and green vinyl with a white splatter. There will also be a standard black vinyl, for which a pressing number has not been offered.

Both versions are available for pre-order and will ship on October 29.

Produced by Netflix, the 27-minute special was released on YouTube last  June It was recorded a week before its release at Chapelle’s home in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In it, he addresses the murder of George Floyd who was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020.

The title ‘8:46’ is a reference to the amount of time Chauvin spent kneeling on Floyd’s neck.

During the set, Chappelle said: “I can’t get that number out of my head because it was my time of birth on my birth certificate. I was born at 8:46 in the morning and they killed this n**** in eight minutes and 46 seconds.”

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