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A Freewheeling Questlove Drops a New Hit with ‘Hip-Hop Is History’

A Freewheeling Questlove Drops a New Hit with ‘Hip-Hop Is History’

With its deft layering of words, its samples, and how it articulates sound, Questlove’s Hip-Hop Is History is like De La Soul’s excellent album 3 Feet High and Rising.

The Best Books of 2021

The Best Books of 2021

As is PopMatters‘ ethos throughout our 22 years of publishing, there’s a strong current of feminism electrifying our picks for the Best Books of 2021.

Questlove Drums Circles Around Music History

Questlove Drums Circles Around Music History

Circles are central to Questlove. He loves a circular connection and a sidelong glance. Circles overlap and connect in his artful book, Music Is History.

The Past Sings in Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’

The Past Sings in Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’

Questlove’s Harlem Cultural Festival documentary, Summer of Soul, is a propulsive reminder of the ways art and society speak to each other.

The Roots Pack Gramercy Theatre with Special Guests for Jam

The Roots Pack Gramercy Theatre with Special Guests for Jam

After the National's Citi Sound Vault show, I caught one of the Root' tremendous nights of special jams.

Nigel Hall: Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall: Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall

On his solo debut, Nigel Hall brings his blend of authentic soul and undeniable funk to the R&B landscape with rewarding results.
The Roots: New York – 7 August 2014 (Photos)

The Roots: New York – 7 August 2014 (Photos)

To celebrate the launch of their new Times Square location, Guitar Center invited the Roots to headline the party.
Alabama Shakes + Questlove: MB Evolution Tour – Terminal 5, New York (Photos)

Alabama Shakes + Questlove: MB Evolution Tour – Terminal 5, New York (Photos)

The free, traveling 'Evolution Tour' put together by Mercedes-Benz launched in New York with a performance from Alabama Shakes and some interactive art from Mr. Brainwash.
Soul Train: The Hippest Nostalgia Trip in America

Soul Train: The Hippest Nostalgia Trip in America

Soul Train was more than entertainment for black America. It was inspiration and validation. Questlove gives us another ride.

Various Artists: Red, Hot + Fela

The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mayer Hawthorne + Questlove: 15 July 2013 – New York (Photos)

Mayer Hawthorne + Questlove: 15 July 2013 – New York (Photos)

On the eve of the release of his new album, Where Does This Door Go, Mayer Hawthorne celebrated, drink in hand, in New York City.