Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Web Exclusive: Questlove on His Memoir, Hip Hop, Occupy, Stevie Wonder and The Cosby Show

August 14, 2013
Web Exclusive
Questlove

Here are some web-only highlights of our interview with hip-hop artist Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer and co-founder of The Roots, the legendary hip-hop group and house band on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is also a DJ, music scholar and author of the new memoir, "Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove". (If you missed today’s show watch Part 1 Questlove on Police Racial Profiling, Stop & Frisk, the Message He Took from Trayvon Martin Verdict and Part 2 Questlove on His Musical Upbringing, Hip-Hop’s 40th, Soul Train and New Memoir, 'Mo’ Meta Blues.')

Questlove on the Satirical Michele Bachmann Tribute That Almost Booted the Roots From 'Late Night'

Questlove of The Roots on His Musical Memoir, 'Mo’ Meta Blues: the World According to Questlove'

Questlove on How Stevie Wonder & 'The Cosby Show' Helped Shape Modern Hip-Hop

Questlove of The Roots: How the DEA Once Mistook Me for a Drug Don

Questlove on How He Warned Occupy Wall Street of the Police Raid on Zuccotti Park:


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.