Questlove’s duties of being a TV show entertainer and album promotor have just been given an additional workload with a new VH1 announcement.
The Roots’ drummer will be the executive producer for the television adaptation of popular live event, SoundClash.
The Roots leader is executive producing a music series for VH1 that will feature three artists performing simultaneously on one stage. “SoundClash” debuts July 23 with Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy and buzzed British group London Grammar.
The concept behind the series is to showcase A-List musicians and rising acts performing a range of songs, from current hits to covers to collaborative numbers, instantaneously.
Ed Sheeran, singer-songwriter Sia and alternative rock band Grouplove will appear on the second episode, to air July 30.
More episodes will be announced later.
Diplo, the DJ who has produced for Beyonce and M.I.A., will host “SoundClash.”
Redbull has been responsible for coordinating the SoundClash live venues across North America in the past few years.
The Roots’ new studio album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is also set to be released later on this month.
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