?uestlove spoke to Billboard yesterday, spilling details on The Roots next LP, Undun, as well as work on D’Angelo’s long-overdue comeback LP. “We actually completed [the album] at five [o'clock] this morning, so it’s officially done,” ?uestlove tells Billboard.com’s The Juice of “Undun.” “It’s essentially a biographical narrative about Redford Stephens. Stephens [is] a composite [cont.]
?uestlove speaks on living in London in ’94, future Late Night collaborations, drums, and more.
Jimmy and Justin live out their fantasies of being rappers and run through another multitude of hip-hop classics in the second volume of their “History of Rap” performances. Brother ?uestion on the drums. Word to my man with the broken neck at the 4:28 mark.
No, Al isn’t doing Doom vocals, he’s playing the accordion. ?uestlover narrates.
?uestlove recently revealed details about The Roots next LP to Billboard, trying something they haven’t done in year’s past. “This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album,” ?uestlove told Billboard. “It’s going to be a challenge to figure out how to get from point A to B — or in this case, [cont.]
Cover duo takes on Nicki’s “Super Bass”, with help from ?uesto. She went and made this sound like a Fergie / Kid Sister collabo.
WIW17 QLove by yardie4lifever2 ?uesto appears on MTV’s flashback reality series.
Roy Ayers Project: Questlove from Roy Ayers Project on Vimeo. Roy Ayers Documentary: Bobbito Garcia from Roy Ayers Project on Vimeo. Both ?uestlove and Bobbito Garcia will appear in The Roy Ayers Project, a forthcoming documentary on the legendary musician, who’s entire catalog was sampled in the 80′s and 90′s.
What the fuuuuuuuuuuck?!?!? The Roots and Jimmy Fallon get major props for pulling this one off… Black Thought plays Flava Flav, while the original funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield joins Questlove on drums. So dope…..
?uestlove visits Amoeba for the What’s In My Bag series, speaking on Grace Jones, Rick James, Jackson 5, Dilla, and of course the legendary Roots crew. Watch the slow realization of the man in the background that recognizes it’s Ahmir.
In the above clip, Black Thought and ?uestlove speak on landing the Jimmy Fallon gig, non-beef with The Fugees, meeting Don King, and more. Meanwhile, The Roots have also been tapped to score the new film The Night Catches Us, in theatres now. That makes three albums for The Roots in one year….
Legs and ?uesto explain today’s YouTube takeover, which finds the duo promoting their new Wake Up! album, in stores today. The site’s Music Tuesday page features videos from Wake Up!, as well as the original versions of the songs covered on the album.
OkayPlayer reports that Roots head honcho ?uestlove will be releasing a book of “music factoids with real life stories, celebrity encounters, and thoughts on life written in his signature stream-of-consciousness style.” The book is tentatively titled Mommy, What’s A ?uestlove and will be released by Grand Central Publishing within the next few years.
Yo Gabba Gabba! performs live at the first annual Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest! airing Monday, September 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ PT on Nickelodeon. Questlove from The Roots sure has a thing or two to teach Brobee about the drums.
?uesto and Legs speak with VH1′s Happy Hour about the new collaborative album Wake Up, dropping next month.
Long before Amy Winehouse became a walking tabloid, the hardest working man in show-business, ?uestlove, was singing her praises, turning a whole generation of hip-hoppers on to her unique, soulful sound. In a recent article published in the U.K.’s Sun, ?uesto and Winehouse will join Raphael Saadiq for an as of yet unnamed supergroup project. [cont.]
DJ Delz catches up with Black Though and ?uestlove to talk about upcoming projects, including ?uesto 2 which should be out later this year.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, John Legend and ?uestlove spilled new details on their forthcoming Wake Up Sessions LP, due out this September. Originally starting off as a collaboration to cover Arcade Fire track, the project took on a life of it’s own, maturing into a full length album. “People tend to frown [cont.]
Anyone who knows ?uesto personally, or at least has followed him over the years, knows that he like short, tight, concise albums, and usually cites Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Nas “Illmatic” as examples. Here, he publically reaches out to Jay Electronica, pleading with him to craft a classic. Read on: that’s what made Nas’ Illmatic [cont.]
A special moment at Giant Step’s Sunset Soiree 2010 at The Florida Room at Delano when Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (of The Roots) begins his DJ set with a few kind words about Gilles Peterson’s influential hand in breaking The Roots. The evening was co-presented by Levi’s, in association with Windows 7 (?).
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