Review of the Jesse Johnson Interview - The Prince Podcast

We ain't afraid to give up the props. Jesse Johnson gave a great interview on Questlove's podcast over on Pandora. Stories about Jesse playing on the …


Aretha Franklin Remembered: Brian Wilson, Cat Power, Missy Elliott, and More Pay Tribute

Tributes continue to pour out for Aretha Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer today (August 16) at the age of 76. Christina Aguilera tweeted, “Aretha was such a timeless inspiration to me and so many others, the ultimate queen, thank you for the gift of your voice, music and unshakeable soul …

Aretha Franklin

Jake Hawrylak: Pino Palladino Bass Lines

Reverb’s <b>Jake Hawrylak</b> breaks down the work of Pino Palladino, focusing on the Soulquarians era of his work.<p>Jake covers tunes from José James, …

Bass Guitar

Stars Designed Williams-Sonoma Spatulas For No Kid Hungry, and Kevin Bacon's Is Epic

Actors, athletes, and celebrity chefs recently put their drawing skills on display for a good cause. As part of its annual collaboration with No Kid Hungry, Williams-Sonoma had 15 celebrities design a spatula, which will benefit the campaign to end childhood hunger in the United States.<p>This year's …

Gwen Stefani

Kitchen Cute: We’re Obsessed With These New Spatulas Designed by Questlove, Laila Ali and Skai Jackson - Essence

What do Questlove, Laila Ali and Skai Jackson all have in common—besides besides being dope and Black, of course? They’ve just joined the cohort of …

Women of Color

Questlove says don't blame him for no symphonic Prince concert in Minneapolis — yet

He's just the curator, not the booker, of the 36-city tour featuring a 27-piece orchestra playing music of the Purple One.


Prince to receive honorary degree from University of Minnesota on Sept. 26

He will be given an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree, the U's highest honor.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Questlove curates symphonic Prince tribute tour

Questlove has curated a forthcoming Prince tribute tour called “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.” The 36-date trek, which was officially …

San Antonio

The Seed: Questlove Examines the Roots of his Creative Process

Jason Hess<p><b>Creative Quest. Questlove with Ben Greenman. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2018. 281 pages. $27.99.</b><p>With <i>Creative Quest</i>, co-leader of The …


Questlove to curate authorized Prince symphonic tour but there's no Minneapolis concert

A 36-city fall tour will feature a 27-piece orchestra, with arrangements by Prince associated Brent Fischer.


Oscars Add “Popular Film” Category

The Oscars have added a new category for “outstanding achievement in popular film,” the Academy’s board of governors announced in a message to members of the Academy, as <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> points out. The message continues, “Eligibility requirements and other key details will be forthcoming.” …

Kendrick Lamar

Ben Stiller and Questlove Celebrate Mike Birbiglia's Opening Night

Mike Birbiglia's new solo show, <i>The New One</i>, celebrated opening night on Thursday, August 2, at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Birbiglia celebrated …

Ira Glass

The B&N Podcast: Questlove

Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. <b>The Barnes & Noble Podcast</b> goes between the lines with today’s most interesting …

Barnes & Noble

Drum Lesson: How To Add A ‘Questlove’ Feel With The Drag Beat’s Precise Sloppiness

BY GARRETT TYLER | FROM THE FALL 2018 ISSUE OF DRUM!<p>Sometimes playing it “wrong” can sound so right. That’s the case with the drag beat, which is now …


Actor Ving Rhames Held At Gunpoint By Police In His Own Home

This year there have been countless instances of black people having to deal with police because someone called the cops on them. The most recent …

Ving Rhames

Mike Doughty Talks 'Philly Family' Portrait and Artistic Influences

Graphic designer and visual artist Mike Doughty has brought Philadelphia’s brightest stars together for an epic “Philly Family” portrait.<p>A portrait …


Healey backs Pressley over Capuano in Democratic Congressional primary

Healey announced her endorsement Monday morning in a fundraising email sent to both Healey’s and Pressley’s individual lists of supporters.


Road To Masterchef: How Hurricane Harvey and Questlove Lead Ryan To The Kitchen

What does it take to face famed chef Gordon Ramsey week after week as he critiques your culinary skills on national television? Travel Noire spoke …

Black Culture

Watch Lalah Hathaway’s Riveting Tiny Desk Performance

Source: NPRLalah Hathaway is one of the best performers<b>Lalah Hathaway</b> has a vast catalog, one that spans decades. So when the Veteran singer stops by …


Questlove, Phonte, & More React to R. Kelly's Terrible 19-Minute Song "I Admit"

A post shared by R Kelly (@rkelly) on May 9, 2018 at 8:29am PDT<p>R. Kelly is back on his bullshit<p>On Monday (July 23rd) <b>R. Kelly</b> released a 19-minute …

R. Kelly

JAY-Z’ Made in America Festival Will Stay in Philadelphia

<i>Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer</i>Made in America will be back<b>JAY-Z’</b> Made in America festival isn’t going anywhere.On Monday, July 23rd, …

Nicki Minaj

The Roots

Few hiphop bands swing like the Roots—hell, few bands of any genre swing like this Philly octet. At a time when the genre was dominated by …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Roots Play It Safe in Denver

The eleven-member Roots touring band.<p>Tristan Niskanen<p>Known for a diverse sound, ambitious and creative records, and celebrity bandmembers, the Roots …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Miami Tortellini Specialist Starts Hand Folding Pasta in NYC on Monday

A tortellini specialist with a Miami restaurant is bringing his Italian family’s recipes to Hudson Square next week.<p><b>Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori</b> plans to open <b>Nonna Beppa</b>, named after Cacciatori’s grandmother, at 290 Hudson St., between Spring and Dominick streets, on Monday. The restaurant will put …

New York City

Ice Cream–Stuffed Sicilian Breakfast Sandwiches Are Here to Stay

Questlove recently enlisted a bunch of chef friends to do various cooking stunts on his Instagram account, for reasons that are opaque but also …

Ice Cream

'Still Storch' Documentary Covers The Ups And Downs Of Super Producer Scott Storch

During the late 1990s up to the present time, former Roots member and producer Scott Storch has been responsible for the sounds of some of Hip Hop’s …


Watch Pusha-T Bring ‘Santeria,’ 070 Shake to ‘Fallon’

Pusha-T brought his <i>Daytona</i> track “Santeria” to <i>The Tonight Show</i> Thursday with help from 070 Shake and the Roots.<p>Like the rapper’s “If You Know You …


Ice Cream–Stuffed Breakfast Sandwiches Are Better on Brioche

Questlove recently enlisted a bunch of chef friends to do various cooking stunts on his Instagram account, for reasons that are opaque but also …

Ice Cream

Questlove responds to Made in America festival's move from the Parkway

Questlove has weighed in on the Kenney administration’s reported decision to move Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival off the Benjamin Franklin …

Music Festivals

This Tee Flips Kanye's "Wyoming" Merch in the Most Hilarious Way

Graphic designer Freeky P is Vancouver's undisputed king of bootleg tees. His shirts have been spotted on everyone from Questlove to G-Eazy to Drake, …

Yao Ming