Questlove, drummer, producer
Drummer ~ Producer ~ Author
The Roots
birth name: Ahmir Khalib Thompson


January 20, 1971, Philadelphia, PA

“My parents didn't trust babysitters back in the early '70s, so I had to play bongos on stage with them 'cause “No stranger's gonna watch my son in Muncie, Indiana!” ~ Questlove

An American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. […] He has produced for artists including Elvis Costello, Common, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa and more recently, Al Green, Amy Winehouse and John Legend. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, The Randy Watson Experience, The Soultronics and The Grand Wizzards. ~ Wikipedia: Questlove ~ retrieved January 20, 2015 © Wikipedia

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January 20, 1962 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight ~ #2 (3) Joey Dee & The Starliters, Peppermint Twist Part I ~ #1 (1) Chubby Checker, The Twist


Although Bougie Black People love The Roots, this love pales in comparison to the adoration they feel for Questlove, who’s joined 2008 Obama, 1959 Sidney Poiter, and 1852 Frederick Douglass as the only men to have a 100% Bougie Black approval rating. To understand why Bougie Black People love Questlove so is to understand Bougie Black People. ~ Very Smart Brothas: Shit bougie black people love/Questlove ~ September 24, 2014 © Very Smart Brothas

As a Session musician, guest or band member

D'Angelo ~ Voodoo (2000) ~ Ranked #481 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ He studied bootleg videos of Sixties and Seventies soul singers and cooked up an album heavy on bass and drenched in a post-coital haze. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

The Roots

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Roots were in a world of their own. ~ The Roots ~ retrieved January 20, 2015 ©

The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning hip hop group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts. ~ The Roots ~ retrieved January 20, 2015 ©

The Roots ~ Ranked #37 VH-1 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists in 2003.

The Roots ~ Illadelph Halflife (1996) ~ Ranked #20 SPIN Albums Of The Year in 1996.

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