Questlove Interview on Sound Session (5 Part Video)

Sound Session and ?uestlove

The Roots and Erykah Badu came to Seattle last Thursday to perform at Marymoor Park. While there, J. Moore and I had a chance to hop aboard the Roots’ (dope as hell) tour bus and talk to their drummer/ringleader, the legendary ?uestlove. We recorded the whole interview (shout to Caitlin on the Flip Cam) for y’all to check out. It’s 5 parts on YouTube, but the conversation was so dope and extensive, I didn’t want to just put up clips.

?uest spoke about all sorts of topics, including their new Rising Down project, the lost Roots album, volunteering for Barack Obama’s campaign, working on albums from Al Green and Marvin Gaye, why Black Thought is continually underrated, the rumor of a sequel to Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, and more!

Check out the first video here, and the rest after the jump.

Part 1 of 5

Also, if you can’t watch the videos and just want to peep the audio, you can do that right here (ZShare link available here). Warning: the audio only quality is a bit janky…the Flip Cam’s microphone + a running tour bus = an audiophile’s nightmare.  I suggest watching the videos if you can.

Part 2 of 5

Part 3 of 5

Part 4 of 5

Part 5 of 5

As always, more videos are available over on HyphenTV.

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8 Responses to “Questlove Interview on Sound Session (5 Part Video)”

  1. soulsupreme says:

    The audio sound was a bit janky, but its was dope interview Hyphen! Thanks.

  2. ejsteeler says:

    Dorian (sorry, SC habit),
    What was up with them starting the show EARLY??? I have never, ever been to a rap/R&B show that started on time, much less early. I mean, I was there at 7:05 and they had allegedly been on stage since 6:45. Was there some kind of park curfew they had to abide by?

  3. […] [/yep, pun intended even if it doesn’t work]. You have Rising Down yet? Also, ?uest sits down with DJ Hyphen on Sound Session (KUBE 93). Lots of great stuff here. From Rising Down to the Al Green & Marvin […]

  4. Hyphen says:

    >>Dorian (sorry, SC habit),
    >>What was up with them starting the show EARLY??? I have never, ever been to a rap/R&B show that started >>on time, much less early. I mean, I was there at 7:05 and they had allegedly been on stage since 6:45. Was >>there some kind of park curfew they had to abide by?

    Damn, I didn’t realize they went on before the time on the ticket. I knew it would start on time though, I think that’s just the plan with this tour. Same thing happened for Glow In The Dark. Some of the bigger shows need to start on time so they can keep the schedule on point. There was probably a Marymoor curfew too, yeah. That wouldn’t surprise me at all

  5. […] Check out the video right here, click the link below to view: Questlove Video Interview with Hyphen TV http://www.theaudacityofdope.com/questlove-interview-video/ […]

  6. Will a.k.a. Hip Hop Is Alive & Well says:

    Speaking of making the “worst album ever” as your “I’m about to raise up outta this bitch for good and y’all ungrateful niggas are gonna really really really miss me! announcement” is actually one of the dopest ideas that any artist of The Roots’ calibar could make!Look at Jay for instance…his so-called “retirement” album was one of the best albums of his career artistically and visually that it made his retirement claim look like a big fat lie!And it was!lol.But I honestly believe that by making that type of an album actually made him a better artist lyrically and conceptionally when he did come back!But guess what?The fans slept on him after that!Same with Marvin Gaye’s “Hear My Dear”!That was supposed to be his throwaway album that was only made in protest of his label owner/best friend/brother in law and a failed marriage to Barry Gordy’s sister!But just for the simple fact that Marvin was an “artist” and had such a passion for his art,that his bullshit album actually became his classic shit,because of how real and raw this album was emotionally!But my point being is that I honestly believe that The Roots “wackest” album will definitely be their most ground breaking by far!And it would be sad because that would be their last gift to the Hip Hop world and music in general.Peace!-Will a.k.a. Hip Hop Is Alive & Well
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  7. Hyphen says:

    Word up man, that’s an interesting thought. I think it’s a definite possibility. Either way, I hope the album eventually gets leaked so we can hear what they came up with as ‘throwaway’ material. I’m sure it’s doper than 95% of the ish out there

  8. […] documenting the recent Roots Picnic that went down in Philly a few weeks back (a day after we interviewed ?uest for Sound Session), Black Thought, Amanda Diva, and others give you a little introduction on what […]

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