Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

The Roots are best known these days for backing up Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show.'

The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was the backdrop for Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's Oscar-winning documentary, Summer of Soul, and a reimagining of the original format was announced this week. Titled the Harlem Festival of Culture, the annual event will kick off in 2023.


The first time is definitely the charm for Questlove, whose first-ever documentary showing footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, dubbed "the Black Woodstock" won big at the ceremony.

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is a man of many fine tastes be it Hip-Hop music (obviously), sneakers and food, amongst other interests. The Roots drummer's culinary affinities have led to his hosting a brand new Food Network special called Questlove's Potluck at the end of May.

One of Hip-Hop’s brightest minds is about to take his talents to Hollywood. Questlove has been enlisted to oversee a film project about a cultural festival you should be familiar with.

  The world’s most acclaimed theatre district is about to be served with some more black excellence. Your music snob’s favorite music snob is about to bring Don Cornelius’ story to life.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has been one of most innovative musicians of his era, and even with his formidable talent, he too had moments of doubt. In a recent discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival, the talented Roots drummer and The Tonight Show band member told a tale of how Kanye West essentially surpassed him creatively.

The crew at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. A judge has ruled against some former employees who maintain they were unjustly terminated.

Kanye West is driving people wild with his “free thinking” tweets. So much so that Questlove almost terminated his account.

Shea Serrano’s best-selling book The Rap Yearbook will be expanded into a six-part docu-series event as part of AMC’s original nonfiction programming in 2018 as announced earlier this morning in New York. The project’s executive producers include Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots fame, alongside Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.

The clock is ticking on President Obama‘s time in the White House and it sounds like he is making the most of it. 

Questlove has come to the rescue of yet another popular artist who gave a highly questionable tribute to a deceased legend. This time he is defending Rich Homie Quan’s desecration of Biggie’s “Get Money” verse.