Posts Tagged ‘Questlove’

New Trailer For 808 Documentary Released Featuring Pharrell, Questlove And Phil Collins

October 16th, 2014
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You Know Films and Atlantic Films to release new music documentary interviewing music giants Pharrell, Questlove, and Phil Collins, among others, about the iconic drum machine the Roland TR-808 and it’s impact on the music industry.

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The Roots, Live at the Public Theater

May 19th, 2014
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…and then you shoot your cousin is the prolific Roots’ eleventh album, coming quick on the heels of their 2013 collaboration with Elvis Costello, Wise Up Ghost, and their 2011 Grammy-winning album, Undun. Despite the short time between these releases, The Roots somehow manage to maintain the high bar they set for themselves with the thoughtful and thought-provoking cousin. Read more…

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The Roots Almost Done With New Concept Album

March 2nd, 2014
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Amazing they’ve found the time, but the Roots are almost set to release their new concept album. Black Thought recently had some things to say about the new album, titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which is tentatively due out this Spring.

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Questlove Apologizes for Racist Instagrams

December 30th, 2013
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On Facebook today, The Roots drummer Questlove apologized for remarks he made on Instagram that could be considered racist and offensive.
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Various Artists – RED HOT + FELA

October 20th, 2013
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Revisiting the Big Fela

Nigerian Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Kuti, who died of AIDS in 1997, was a genius at crafting politically charged songs that even the most milquetoast of the Western world would find pleasant, despite the fact that the message was often a critique of this cross-section of people who lived at the expense of others. Essentially, Kuti’s blend of jazz, funk, Yoruba folk music, polyrhythmic percussion, and catchy call-and-response chants is an infectious and brilliant means for delivering his political message. On RED HOT + FELA, its second record dedicated to Kuti, the Red Hot Organization, responsible for more than twenty years of important compilations to fund AIDS awareness, offers up a dependable, eclectic array of talent who offer their own sometimes faithful and often interpretive renditions of some of Kuti’s most important works. Read more…

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Fiona Apple Responds After Walking Off-Stage at Recent Tokyo Performance

September 5th, 2013
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Less than a week after leaving the stage at a Japan fashion event, singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has issued a pointed response to the public and, more importantly, the media. Read more…

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Afropunk Fest Announces 9th Annual Lineup Featuring Chuck D, Death, and ?uestlove

July 9th, 2013

The Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn is back for its 9th year with an impressive lineup of over 20 artists, including Chuck D and ?eustlove.
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WATCH: Questlove and Rahzel Perform At Red Bull Music Academy

April 9th, 2013

About 300 New Yorkers were lucky enough to see an impromptu performance featuring The Roots’ Questlove and frequent collaborator Rahzel yesterday during the lunch rush.
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SXSW Party: PathCrosser w/ Moxie Presents Questlove

March 2nd, 2011

PathCrosser has snagged what looks to be a great party at this year’s SXSW, which includes the likes of The Roots’ QuestloveRead more…

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The Roots’ Questlove Waxes Philosophic About Hip Hop

May 25th, 2010

The Roots‘ (Def Jam) Questlove recently made a series of very interesting posts on his Twitter lamenting the state of hip hop. Read more…

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