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2018 Oscars Best Original Song predictions: Will ‘La La Land’ composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win again?

I’ve highlighted the many tunes from animated features and documentaries that could contend for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars. Now we turn …

The Oscars

Questlove Becomes Emotional After Learning About Ancestors: ‘I Didn’t Know Who I Was’

On Tuesday night’s episode of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” Amir “Questlove” Thompson made a profound discovery. His ancestors are part of …

Jemele Hill

Cultivating Roots – Words That Matter – Medium

Like almost all African Americans, I have white ancestry. That’s not a surprise; it’s a legacy of slavery. For many African Americans, those white …

Genealogy

Creative Quest - Questlove - Hardcover

<b>A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove—inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life</b><p>Questlove—musician, …

Creativity

Questlove and Common make cameos on SNL skit about Soundcloud rappers

This week’s (11/18) SNL episode has a sketch where host <b>Chance the Rapper</b> and cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd play an angry old school rap …

Music

Questlove’s Recent Comment Might Suggest Jimmy Fallon’s Mother Has Passed Away

Friday’s taping of <i>The Tonight Show</i> was canceled after host Jimmy Fallon needed to leave on a private matter. The Roots frontman, Questlove, recently …

Entertainment

Questlove Sympathy for Jimmy Fallon 'When You Lose Someone It's Always Sad'

<b>Questlove</b> just suggested to our photog ... <b>Jimmy Fallon</b>'s mom has either passed away or it's about to happen.<p>We got "<b>The Tonight Show</b>" band frontman …

Comedy

Watch: Questlove and Kenzo’s Carol Lim On Collaborating Across Industries

Musician, author, and producer Questlove talks with the creative directors of Kenzo–Carol Lim and Humberto Leon–at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.FCS

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Definitive Hip-Hop Anthology Boxset

Incentives range from a tour of the NMAAHC led by Questlove to an exclusive 9th Wonder remix delivered straight to your inboxThere’s been a lot of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Questlove Condemned Politicians Who Express Sorrow Over The Vegas Shootings But Take Money From The NRA

It’s sad that the cycle has become so old hat and predictable, but it’s almost assured that after a mass shooting incident like the one Sunday night in Las Vegas, public figures from entertainers to athletes to politicians will take to social media to express their condolences and offer their …

Las Vegas

Questlove Announces New Book Creative Quest | Pitchfork

Questlove is releasing a new book, according to Buzzfeed. <i>Creative Quest</i>, which is described as Quest’s “guide to living your best creative life,” is due out April 24, 2018 (via Ecco). In addition to wisdom gained throughout his own career, Questlove will reveal lessons learned from “forefathers …

Ava DuVernay

Questlove Wrote a Book of Advice Half of You Idiots Will Probably Ignore

Let's be honest, how many of you follow advice—even if it comes from the likes of Björk, George Clinton and Ava DuVernay?<p>Another day on the internet, another guide to being a better person!!!<p>This time the news comes from Questlove, masterful drummer from The Roots, producer and all-round thoughtful …

Music

Questlove Announces New Book 'Creative Quest'

Source: Ecco<p>Questlove is releasing a new book next year.<p>Titled <i>Creative Quest</i>, the book will be a “guide to living your best life,” according to a …

Creativity

Questlove Announces New Book Creative Quest

Questlove, The Roots drummer and self-appointed spreader of musical wisdom, is releasing a book. <i>Creative Quest</i> is the followup to this non-fiction …

Music

Questlove Is Releasing A New Book Creative Quest

The Roots drummer shared the cover art for his new “guide to living your best creative life.”<p>Questlove is releasing a new book titled <i>Creative Quest</i>, …

Music

The Cover Of Questlove's New Book Is The Coolest Thing You'll See Today

An exclusive look at the cover of Creative Quest, which will hit shelves April 2018.

Ava DuVernay

Questlove slams proposed EPA cuts for Funny or Die

Questlove is ripping President Trump's proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, calling the reductions in EPA funding "f---ed up" …

Donald Trump

Questlove and Funny or Die Share an Environmental PSA

The only logical response to cutbacks in EPA fundingQuestlove and Funny or Die settle everyman problems with regular reason (impulsive tournament …

Climate

The Roots have recorded 263 songs for their next album

In the music world, an EP (or “Extended Play”) has between three and five songs, while an album and an LP (or “Long Play”) have somewhere around 10 …

Questlove Confirms The Roots Have 263 Songs Recorded For ‘End Game’

Photo Credit: Ginny Suss for OkayplayerIt’s been three years since <b>The Roots</b> have dropped an album, 2014’s <i>… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin</i>.History …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Questions: Questlove Details Remaking Pharrell’s ‘Hidden Figures’ OST with The Roots

Source: Vickey Ford (Sneakshot) for OkayplayerThe return of P & The Yessirs is upon usOver the last few weeks, we’ve unpacked a lengthy interview …

Movies

Prodigy Showed Signs Of Illness Following A Weekend Concert

As hip-hop continues to mourn the death of rap legend, Prodigy, more details of his final days have been revealed to the public. After reportedly …

Music

The Questions: Questlove on The Roots’ Bucket-Drumming Beginnings

Questlove on how a Spike Lee commercial inspired The Roots’ early busking daysLast month, <b>Questlove</b> joined a New Orleans busker in an impromptu …

Music

Here's an Incredible Story About Prince Breaking The Roots' Guitar On The Tonight Show

Questlove and Jimmy Fallon remember The Purple One.<p>Prince stories, like Prince songs, are plentiful and amazing. Though we tragically lost the beloved musician last year, it seems like another Prince story emerges every other week. They all have the same ingredients: Prince does something …

The Tonight Show

[Extra]Ordinary: Black Thought

<i>“Keepin’ it real will kill you if you end up lettin’ it.” — Black Thought</i><p>Black Thought is one of the most underrated lyricists of our time; hell, all …

Rap & Hip-Hop