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Questlove’s ‘Creative Quest’ Book Due April 2018

Musician and human river of creative knowledge Questlove has a new book on the way. The pioneering drummer and member of The Roots is a highly respected individual and music expert who has had amazing (deserved) longevity in the industry. So as his drum pedal gets a break while he dips a toe into the…

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Solange, Questlove & More To Honor Prince & David Bowie At “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign” Conference

Choosing the voices of those that she truly admires, Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Theater Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale Univerisity, curated what will be Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign. This conference is set to span from January 25th to the 28th and will be…

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Solange Digs Deeps in Pandora Radio Interview with Questlove

Rage, Frustration, Pain… Everything I could have said, I wrote on this album… It’s there for you to discover if you want to have that conversation,” said our very own Solange Knowles on the most recent episode of “Questlove Supreme” on Pandora. Challenges, peaks, and downfalls were among the singer-songwriter’s main topics of discussion amidst the…

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Questlove To Collaborate With Pandora For New Radio Show

Wednesday, Pandora officials announced Questlove would serve as their newest strategic advisor and it’s first-ever artist ambassador. At a time where streaming services like Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora alike are competing for sales, this is proposed to be a major move for the company’s service. Along with The Roots drummer’s newest role as…

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Questlove, Erykah Badu & Others Curate Fela Kuti Playlist

To celebrate what would have been Fela Kuti‘s 77th birthday, Okayplayer, OkayAfrica and Fela’s official website created a 30-track playlist of some of Kuti’s legendary afrobeat featuring Questlove, Erykah Badu, Black Thought, Ziggy Marley, Talib Kweli and Rich Medina. The curated playlist titled “Happy Birthday Fela” was hosted on Jay-Z’s TIDAL and features several of Fela’s classics and rare cuts.…

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Watch Chance The Rapper Host A Special Thanksgiving Episode of SNL

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, who better to help ring-in the holiday cheer than Chance The Rapper?! Over the weekend, he made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live, marking his debut as the show’s host with an opening monologue themed around Turkey Day. Shortly after taking the stage, the Chicago emcee/activist made a pledge to donate…

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‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief’ Telethon is Happening Tonight

‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief‘ is the live telethon to benefit people affected by the impact of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Having initially begun as an initiative to aid in the relief of Harvey’s victims in Houston, Irma’s devastation was recently added to be included in the event’s efforts by its…

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Solange Receives Webby Artist of the Year Award For 21st Annual Webby Awards

Our leading lady Solange is still shining amidst her busy road show schedule, and we couldn’t be more proud. During the 21st Annual Webby Awards ceremony, our girl will be honored with the Webby Artist of the Year and special achievement award “in celebration of her extraordinary use of the Internet to support fellow artists,…

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The Roots Coin 2 Divergent Children’s Series with Amazon

The band of living legends that comprise The Roots have teamed up with Amazon to do something special for today’s youth. Loved by fans across the nation for their original contributions to music and as the house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Grammy-winning hip hop band are reported to develop both an…

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Madison McFerrin Is A Soul Singer with “No Time To Lose”

Madison McFerrin is soul, carrying raspy vocals accented by lyrics dipped in passion, rhythm and blues. Based in Brooklyn, the soul singer has spent majority of her life cultivating and grooming her talent with hopes of infusing old school soul into present-day mainstream music. As the co-founder of funk/soul group Cosmodrome, she toured the Eastern U.S. hitting…

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Audio: Kaytranada, “Planet Rock” (Remix)

Kaytranada is back again with another remix we’ll be jamming to throughout the remainder of the holiday season. The tasteful mix master released a remix of Afrika Bambaataa’s 1982 “Planet Rock” earlier this week and tweeted, “it starts the party right.” This “Planet Rock” rework is featured in the 808 documentary soundtrack, which is scheduled for…

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Audio: Sia, “Satisfied” Featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah

  The Hamilton Mixtape is on the way and set to feature collaborations from a few heavy hitters including Nas, Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys, and more. Curated by Questlove and Hamilton‘s star player Lin-Maniuel Miranda, the project is said to be a spin off from the hit musical packed with remixes from the show’s original…

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