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Prince Deserved a Better Tribute

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

There've been lots of people defending Madonna's tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards. They point out that she wore a flashy suit and there was a purple chair. Wasn't that well-staged? Yeah, right, as if Prince was only about what things looked like.

John Doe Brings "Sunlight," Andrew McMahon Drops EP, Chats with Peter Wolf and Grace Kelly, Plus California Roots Festival Doc, Jonas Friddle, Alex Pinto, Snake! Snake! Snakes! and Shotgun Wedding Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

JOHN DOE'S "SUNLIGHT" EXCLUSIVE "Sunlight" is artist John Doe's latest music video and new track from The Westerner that drops April 29th on Cool Roc...

Lee Andrews and the Beauty of Lost-Love Songs

David Hinckley | Posted 04.10.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

There's no logical reason Lee Andrews didn't become a major singing star, except that logic and talent aren't always the driving forces in the music business.

Terry Gross Reveals She Used to Speak with a High Pitched Squeal Before Rare Live Fresh Air With Questlove

Laura Goldman | Posted 04.11.2016 | Media
Laura Goldman

Two titans of Philadelphia's cultural scene, Terry Gross, the host of NPR's "Fresh Air," and famed Roots drummer Amir "Questlove," Thompson will share...

Questlove Shared The Weirdest Prince Story

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy

The world is full of awesome Prince stories, from the time he played basketball against Eddie Murphy and then served pancakes to tales of him showing ...

That Secretive Club You've Feared Runs The World Is Real, And Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment

On Oct. 29, a group of roughly 100 rich and powerful people gathered at the upscale restaurant Tao in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to discuss...

Questlove Was Only 16 When He Was Held At Gunpoint By Police

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

You can always count on Questlove to keep it real. The Roots drummer -- who is now also the executive music producer for the "Roots" revival, a TV s...

Some of World's Best Art Is Made in Cuba

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

Cuban artists are creating some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art in the world. The best Cuban art can stack up against the best contemporary art being created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London or other world art centers, while still maintaining an essential Cuban spirit.

A Sister's Quest

Aja Beech | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Aja Beech

Donn Thompson Morelli, better known as Donn T, is the sister of The Roots drummer QuestLove; she is also on a musical quest of her own.

Thought and Vision: A Conversation with Roots Vocalist Tariq Trotter

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

While it isn't surprising that such an inventive and innovative lyricist would so multi-faceted, up until now Tariq Trotter has always been very private. With his recent foray into the fashion world, however, he is opening up and allowing us a rare glimpse inside.

Black Messiah: Worth the Weight

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Earlier this week, my friends in the band Polyenso wrote, "the world is not ready for what D'Angelo just dropped on us." I love those guys, but I couldn't disagree more. The world is ready for Black Messiah.

Chris Rock And Questlove Talk The Greatest MCs Of All Time

Billboard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

It's a cold November morning, and Chris Rock has come to meet Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson at his office, which is also his dressing room and his studio...

Cornel West And Questlove Discuss Politics & Music

Colorlines | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

Questlove caught up with Cornel West recently for a wide-ranging interview that broadly touched on what the two know best: politics and music. The int...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Donn T Plays the Gramophonica; Topher Mohr Funks it Up

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My high school biology teacher was kind of a jerk. All year long, he'd constant compare me with my sister. He had taught her three years prior, and r...

Kandace Springs: A Change Is Gonna Come

Craig Carpenter | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

As part of a musical family, she has, during that time, absorbed the traditions from her soul-singing father, the hip-hop of her generation, and the influence of the aforementioned greats of the nineties.

Yes, Questlove Did The Ice Bucket Challenge, You Haters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to the Internet, where nothing is sacred. After Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Steve Higgins, Rob Riggle and Horatio Sanz accepted the Ice Bucket Ch...

Questlove Honors Robin Williams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

Following the announcement of Robin Williams' death on Monday, August 11, Roots drummer Questlove posted a photo of the legendary actor and comedian, ...

Questlove: Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Is A Game-Changer

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

Questlove says black people have to come to terms with the changing game of hip-hop, and that includes Iggy Azalea. In an interview with Time publ...

Snoop Dogg, The Roots Express Their Love For HuffPost In This Incredible Freestyle Mashup

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At HuffPost Live, we've had many rappers drop by the studio, and we usually ask them to freestyle about HuffPost. Snoop Dogg, Black Thought of The Roo...

Dave Chappelle Had Big Plans For 'Purple Rain'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

One of the few people privy to the comedic mind of Dave Chappelle is his friend Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove of The Roots. When Qu...

The Roots' Pros And Cons Of Being Fallon's House Band

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

It only took about 20 minutes for Roots drummer Questlove to realize they would be stuck with Jimmy Fallon. Questlove, along with fellow band memb...

Questlove On How Hip Hop Failed Black America Pt. 2

Vulture | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices

What do people think of when they think about hip-hop? I don’t mean the technique of the music so much as its meaning. Technique is a limited part o...

Fallon, Higgins & Questlove Get Down To The Worst Rap Ever

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon loves good music, but bad music really grabs his goat. And Monday's installment of his "Do Not Play List" was a serious goat-grabbing aff...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

The Roots Do The Best 'Bachelor' Recaps

Posted 02.27.2014 | Comedy

Juan Pablo's season of "The Bachelor" is nearly over, which means our favorite thing in the whole world, The Roots recapping "The Bachelor," is nearly...