The Roots Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson knows a thing or three about turning your passion into profit. Between his nightly gigs as Jimmy Fallon’s in-house…
?uestlove has revealed that after eleven years, he has returned to the studio as a drummer for D’Angelo. The pair have had a rocky personal and musical relationship ever since the end of D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” tour in 2000.
Charlie Sheen has captivated the world with his crazy interviews over the last week, and of course Late Night With Jimmy Fallon had to have ?uestlove remix some of the best soundbites on the show’s “Remix The Clips” segment.
In the early 1970s, four men from London formed one of the greatest rock bands ever, Queen. A few decades later, three women in Los Angeles formed a group called King, and they just might be the next big thing in soul music.
Last night while Charlie Sheen was putting on quite a display of crazy on CNN, ?uestlove announced via Twitter the rather eclectic line-up for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. This year the Philadelphia hip-hop heroes will share the stage with The Grammy’s pick for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, Wiz Khalifa, and Mr. […]
It was 1991 all over again last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” as Bell Biv DeVoe took the stage to perform their hit single “Poison” for the broadcast. The group, who performed with The Roots backing them up, also performed “Do Me” as a web exclusive.
On the Valentines Day episode of Chris Rock‘s HBO talk show in 1997, D’Angelo performed with an all-star band including Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and the late Chalmers “Spanky” Alford. The quintet, which was unofficially known as Linwood Rose, performed D’Angelo’s hit single “Lady.”
On February 14th, 1991, Boyz II Men‘s debut album, Cooleyhighharmony, hit stores officially introducing the Philadelphia quartet to he world. The album was an instant success, thanks to the album’s lead single “MotownPhilly.”
In honor of what would have been producer/MC J Dilla’s 37th birthday, Gifted Team Films, Okay Player, and Brian “B. Kyle” Atkins have released the documentary Still Shining which tells the story of his life through interviews with his family, friends, and artists he worked with. Dilla died on February 10th, 2006, just days after […]
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