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Watch A Young Dave Chappelle Rap About HIV/AIDS Prevention In A PSA

Before the real life LOLs Dave Chappelle caused during his comedy show, a young Chappelle participated in a PSA about the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Long before Dave Chappelle incited real life LOLs with his comedy show, the young comedian participated in a awareness ad abut HIV/AIDS prevention.

The video begins with a baby-faced Chappelle, who couldn't be older than 19, talking to a friend about potentially hooking-up with a girl. His friend warns said girl dies drugs and could have AIDS. Chappelle (obviously acting) said he isn't worried about the disease, and scoffs off the idea he could potentially die.

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Chappelle is then seen rapping alongside another teen and someone doing a beat box about the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, what can be done to treat it, and how people without the disease should interact with those infected.

The video, which was shot in the mid-to-late 80s, helped to promote Washington, D.C.'s AIDS Memorial quilt. The quilt, which serves as a reminder to those who lost their life to the disease, began in November 1987 and has since grown to weigh more than 54 tons and include 48,000 panels (individual quilts) to honor the victims.

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Check out a young Chappelle doing his part to spread the word.

Dave Chappelle rapping about HIV/AIDS in an Awareness Ad. Posted by DJBooth.net on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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