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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:


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