Tag: Questlove

Big Boi and Questlove party with Grey Goose at La Bal Masque

Grey Goose debuted it’s newest vodka flavor, Le Melon, at the festive La Bal Masque at the New York Public Library last night (May 9.) With DJ Questlove in the house and Big Boi rocking the stage, the party was in full effect. Melyssa Ford, Po Johnson and other celebs were spotted throughout the night and they all hit the red carpet.

The Roots prep new album

Philadelphia hip-hop group and “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” house band The Roots recently dropped…

Questlove’s essay and hip-hop’s omnipresence; is it a good thing?

This week, Roots drummer/producer Questlove published the first in a six-part series of essays for Vulture called “When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America.” The piece, a thoughtful examination of hip-hop’s current place in pop culture, resonated deeply with me.

Questlove defends rappers’ induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hip-hop artists have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, and the inclusion of rappers has brought with it considerable controversy. Since the induction of hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five in 2007, fellow legends such as Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy have also joined icons of rock, soul and blues in the Rock Hall. Speaking to Rolling Stone at last week’s 2014 induction ceremony, Questlove shared his reaction to KISS guitarist/frontman Gene Simmons’ recent criticism of rappers being in the hall.

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