It’s been over a decade now since Dave Chappelle dominated MTV with his work on Chappelle’s Show. The show ran for just three seasons from 2003 to 2006, but it provided fans with tons of laughs and hilarious skits to watch over and over again for years to come. You can still catch re-runs of the show on Comedy Central and different channels; fans still can’t get enough.
After a long hiatus, the 43-year-old comedian returned to the stand up comedy scene back in 2013. In 2015, he showed up in Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, which was the first film that he’s been a part of in over 13 years. He seems to be turning things around and trying to be more involved as a celebrity again. Die-hard fans will be excited to see who he finally met up with…
After his long hiatus, Dave Chappelle finally came out of the dark. It’s understandable that a celebrity would want to disappear from all the fame for a while, but at the end of the day, it’s probably more enjoyable to be famous than it is to be normal.
Back on the MTV show Chappelle’s Show, he did a pretty hilarious parody of MTV’s Making the Band. Out of all Dave’s skits and stand ups, this might be one of the funniest bits that the fans love. It’s easily one of his most celebrated skits of all time and one specific character had fans rolling on their floors from laughter.
“Who are the five best rappers of all time? Think about it… Dylan… Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan. Because I spit hot fire,” he says in the skit. We’re not sure why, but this is one of the most repeated and remembered lines from Dave’s whole career. He was portraying Da Band member Dylan Dilinjah, and the two just happened to run into each other recently at a House of Vans event in New York city.
Da Band used to be a pretty popular hip hop group that was put together by P. Diddy himself. Diddy had over 40,000 people audition for the group and had to narrow it all the way down to just six. The group reportedly went through a lot of crazy tests, including walking from Manhattan to Brooklyn to purchase a cheesecake for Diddy.
After it was all said and done, Sara Stokes, Dylan Dilinjah, Chopper “Young City,” Babs, E. Ness, and Freddy P. were the six members chosen for the squad.
After the group ended up being parodied on Chappelle’s Show, they saw a boost in popularity. The skit went viral and had tons of people saying the Dylan line over and over again.
Unfortunately the group slowly split up. Chopper eventually left and was followed by Babs; Ness was left as the only member who was actually still signed to Bad Boy.