This is easily the best interview Nardwuar has ever done. I could watch Questlove and Nardwuar go back and forth all day.
?uestlove is without a doubt the most talented man in music. He’s a drummer, producer, DJ, and walking encyclopedia of all things music, and apparently he’s better with pots and pans than anyone on the planet. Street performers better step their game up after this.
Questlove performed a Beastie Boys medley back in April at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in celebration of recently deceased Beastie members Adam Yauch. This is the demo that Quest sent around before the ceremony.
?uestlove is one of
hip hop’s music’s all time greats, and he is more knowledgeable than most of the people you’ll encounter in your life. Were you ever nervous about performing in a play or a concert? Well ?uestlove performed his first professional gig at Radio City Music Hall at the age of twelve.
The Roots and Q-Tip were chosen by Hennessy to curate their 2010 Hennessy Artistry series. The series consists of live shows in select cities in which Q-Tip performs with the Roots and together they hand select other artists to join them on-stage.
The concept and title made us think, what makes an artist? Is it the creative process? Could it be someone’s dedication to a craft? Is it earning a paycheck for your art? Or is it just something you’re born with? We posed the question to Q-Tip, ?uestlove, Curren$y, and Kid Sister at the Chicago edition of the Hennessy Artistry series last week. Here are their answers.