The Vintage Frames Company sat down with the legendary Philly music composer to speak on the timeless tradition of wearing sunglasses at night, Corey Hart-style. Or something like that.
In this exciting episode Okayplayer TV gets the real-life origin story of the dynamic duo who are undoubtedly the heart of the entire Soulquarian movement which is the foundation of Okayplayer-ism. Turns out that the guiding spirit that brought these two jukebox heroes together was none other than Prince. We could go into more details, but it’s much more entertaining to hear ?uesto and D tell it.
Screw Detox, I’ve been waiting on a new D’Angelo album for the last decade or so. If you skip Ludacris’ portion of this video (don’t worry, he’s in the second half), you’ll see the Questo claims that D’Angelo’s oft-delayed follow-up to Voodoo will drop this year. I’ll see it when I believe it, though.
This literally came on a few minutes after Superjail had finished. Dopeness. Payback! is out now.
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It’s no secret that ?uesto is one of James Yancey’s biggest supporters, and during an RBMA event in New York City he spent an hour playing only a small portion of his expansive catalog to an ecstatic crowd.
With Kanye making his return to The Cleveland Show as Kenny West, ?uesto, Nicki, Bruno Mars and will.i.am suit out to stop his progress. Check the episode up top.
The co-creator of Chappelle’s Show is the subject of Grantland’s “Animated Archives,” and tells this awesomely hilarious tale of what exactly happened after Dave dropped that sketch on Prince’s basketball skills. Much props to The Smoking Section.
Earlier this year the Beasties were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. During his lunch break ?uesto constructed this mix, originally to serve as both a demo for the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame staff (basically the heads of Rolling Stone) and the Beastie Boys and the gazillion prospects of guests who were approached to be part of the performance,” and as a tribute to celebrate the birthday of Adam “MCA” Yauch. Check it out, courtesy of OKP. What up, shamz?
One of the recipients of Kanye West’s coveted kicks called Power 99′s Morning Show to speak on his crew’s annual pic-in-nick, a new Roots album and more.
Here’s a dope 20 min documentary on a day in the life of one of the busiest and most knowledgeable men in music, ?uestlove. Yes, per usual, there are commercials. Don’t let that stop you from watching this though. Everything from the origins of his name (first went by BrotheR ?), his health to his introduction to music which gave birth to his extensive knowledge of MUSIC are spoken on. Oh yeah, ?uest raps too, in case you didn’t know. Peace to Khal on the heads up.
The funky drummer of The Roots spun a set at the Soul Train Tribute at Chicago’s The Shrine.
With a simple DNA test people of African descent can now trace back exactly where their ancestors came from on the continent – down to the country and even the specific ethnic group. *WILD* ?uestlove and Black Thought got cheek-swabbed and now know their real roots. Does Black Thought come from the tribe he guessed? Will they go back to Africa to meet their people? Check the video for the answer, and if you wanna know your real roots as well, go to African Ancestry and order your kit. – OKAfrica
Don’t forget; The Roots undun is out right now. Support your ears.