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Black Messiah: Worth the Weight

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 Lands VH1 Gig

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's late-night show isn't the only TV program getting help from Questlove. The Roots leader is executive producing a mus...

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...

Romney Slow Jams The News

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

During a visit to NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney helped the soon-to-be "Tonight Sh...

Questlove Apologizes For Offensive Instagram Posts

The Urban Daily | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Drummer, producer, author and all around music nerd Questlove is no stranger to controversy. He confessed his memoirs “Mo Metta Blues” that his wi...

OMG, Stop EVERYTHING...

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

The phrase "game changer" is often overused, but in this instance it's the only word befitting of the bombshell "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" dropped...

8 Days of Thanksgivvukah in Picture Quotes

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment
Alona Elkayam

For the next eight days I will post one thing I am grateful or ungrateful for on each day in honor of Thanksgivvukah. I let my big hair down and comp...

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Questlove's Tips for Throwing a Killer Dinner Party

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

The Roots drummer and restaurant owner dishes on throwing a great dinner party.

On the A With Souleo: Questlove and Nelson George Go Searching for the Funk

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.07.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Since its peak in the 1970s, funk bands have significantly decreased in mainstream visibility and commercial success.

This May Be The Happiest Thing Ever Filmed

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.26.2013 | Comedy

To honor the 44th season of "Sesame Street," Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and others from the "Sesame Street" gang...

Black Simon And Garfunkel Return!

Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy

It's always a good day when Black Simon and Garfunkel show up on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." If you ask us, they should release a full version of...