Entries in the roots (15)


?uestlove Watercolor by AJ Katz

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Doing It For Dilla!

 It's been ten years since we lost the legend J Dilla. Few artists are missed as much as Jay Dee, but his music stays as vibrant and alive as ever.

In this mix, another legend, DJ Jazzy Jeff plays a live set of almost 2 hours of Dilla related classics. Slum Village, The Roots, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and so many more. Your head won't stop nodding.

Artwork by Andrew Mitchell


Questlove goes to Cuba!


Watch this very cool mini doc from Okayplayer about Questlove's recent trip to Cuba to DJ!  So cool!


Questlove's "Mo Meta Blues"

We just finished this one.  To be honest, we couldn't put it down.  If you're anything like us, you're fascinated by how your heroes rose to prominence, and this book is all about ascension.  We were blown away by tales of Ahmir meeting Tariq, Boys II Men, neo soul, D'Angelo, Prince, Q Tip, Dr. Dre, J Dilla, Jimmy Fallon and so many more.  If you love hip hop, you will love this.

If you have a local book store you can support, you should definitely do that.  You can also buy it from Amazon here.


Classic of the day: The Roots "You Ain't Fly"

Humbling folks since 1995.  From the absolute classic album, "Do You Want More?!!!??!".