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


January 20, 1971, Philadelphia, PA

“Women are the most important element at any party. If you get the women to dance, you can get anybody to dance.” ~ 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, 2013 ~ UK Top 100 ~ #3 (-) Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, Suit & Tie ~ #2 (-) 50 Cent, Eminem & Adam Levine, My life ~ #1 (1) featuring Britney Spears, Scream & Shout


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

Bilal ~ Soul Sista (Mtume/Oliver) ~ Ranked #92 Soul Bounce Top 100 Soul/R&B Songs in 2008 ~ When Bilal first stepped on the scene with his debut single Soul Sista, everyone just about lost their minds. Not only was the song a concoction of warm, velvety lusciousness, but the video was dripping with ooey, gooey love. ~ 2008 © Soulbounce

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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