Questlove is admittedly a music nerd to the umpteenth degree. That said, The Roots drummer has a wealth of knowledge and typically jumps at the chance to display where his mind is, musically, which you can see via his discussion on music snobbery with Vanity Fair.
Justin Timberlake might be working on a second release this year. The former boy band member has been taking over just about every television and performing opportunity in the land, to promote his forthcoming The 20/20 Experience album, and rumor has it that this fall will bring another release.
Even the word prolific isn’t enough to describe the Roots drummer and frontman Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Besides leading his band daily on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, recording albums with the legendardy Roots crew and helping to put the finishing touches on a long delayed D’Angelo project, Questlove is releasing a memoir.
Despite a steady gig as house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the Roots continue to be one of Hip-Hop’s most progressive and creative acts. The Philadelphia representing rap band just revealed the title for their new album and that they will be collaborating with OG singer/songwriter/rocker Elvis Costello on a separate project.
Last year, D’Angelo teased fans with a few notable performances, including a set at Jay-Z’s ‘Made In America’ festival, but a promised new album was never delivered. Now, ?uestlove reveals that the long awaited, highly anticipated third album from the enigmatic R&B crooner is almost ready, we hope.
In its fourth season, FOX animated series The Cleveland Show looks to pull out all the stops for the premiere episode. Given the talk of rappers belonging to clandestine groups looking to take over the world via insidious means, the show’s “Menace II Secret Society” episode should be a lot of fun for all the conspiracy […]
With his Red Hook Summer film already in theaters, Spike Lee is moving on to his next joint. The director will unleash his Michal Jackson documentary Bad 25 at the Venice Film Festival in a few weeks, before screening the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. In putting together the film, Lee called on […]
Today, Hip-Hop fans should delighted to know ?uestlove formally announces the re-launch of his label Okayplayer after its eight year hiatus. According to Billboard Biz, Okayplayer Records, founded in 1999, will return as digital-only label with releases that will roll out sooner rather than later. Atlanta MC, Danny! (a.k.a. Danny Swain or D. Swain) is first at bat with […]
Kanye West is ready to get animated—again. The Chicago MC, is among the big name Hip-Hop figures all scheduled to appear on The Cleveland Show this fall. ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, and Will.i.am will all pop up on the show’s special Menace II Society episode.
?uestlove had a major surprise for the fans at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend: D’Angelo. Moments after The Roots finished their set Saturday (June 9) night, D’Angelo hit the stage marking his first live performance in the states in 12 years.
Gary Clark Jr. is a name you will be getting familiar with much sooner than later. The 26 year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist had a showcase in NYC at The Darby that brought out Q-Tip & ?uestlove (who both served as hosts), Swizz Beatz, Pharrell Williams and even Leonardo DiCaprio (who will be seen in the forthcoming Django Unchained […]
Celebrated Hip-Hop veterans ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots and the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, will all bolster the second annual NYC Blue Note Jazz Festival lineup beginning on June 10. The three-week festival will feature an abundance of notable artists spanning generations and genres throughout separate venues in the city. “After […]