Last year Dave Chappelle released "8:46," a standup special that was angry, powerful and very serious. Titled for amount of time, in minutes and seconds, that Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck and back, "8:46" tackled race relations, police brutality, the criminal justice system, the election, and the state of America (and the world) halfway through 2020. "I don't mean to get heavy," Dave said in the special, "but we gotta say something."
A year after the special debuted on YouTube, "8:46" is being made into a record, released by Third Man Records. The special edition colored vinyl -- pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit and limited to 846 numbered copies -- is is a mix of red, black and green, and is on sale now via the Third Man store. A black vinyl edition will be out later this year.