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Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
The incredible journey of the one they call #BernadetteCooper founder diva of the fierce ladies of #Klymaxx. Kinda killing me that a lot of my 80s favs were scoffed to the side not given the critical treatment that mainstream periodicals gave non black contemporaries——how can you get in depth info on a really good non multi platinum act in a time that was segregated af? The ladies of @klymaxxmusic did not deserve this. Funky as hell all black band of women killin it…..they deserved so much better than the hand they were dealt. Please cherish this episode and learn their story. Thank you! @bernadettecooperofficial
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#Repost @questlovesfood ・・・ My people, my people! Grab a spot now! Use the link in @questlovesfood stories to pre-order your autographed copy of my latest book MUSIC IS history and catch me live October 13 at 8pm EST on @talkshoplive You don’t want to miss it! #author #questlove #read #books #musicishistory #presale #music
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Our love @lalahhathaway is our @qls classic guest. Her voice literally transfixes me in ways I can’t describe….& that’s just her speaking voice! 🤣🤣🤣 #QuestloveSupreme #QLS #LalahHathaway.
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
Man. I got no words. All gratitude for all that has happened on this journey I’m on. Thank you @nytimes for the story (this coming Sunday) thank you @jazzloon for your words thank you @bisabutler for your art. @theowargophotos & @dangelolovellwilliams for your Thank you @theorielco for navigating the ship (& @zarahzohlman for s) also @elisavalentinaagency @hommepourfemme for making sure I don’t look like I just rolled outta bed—-& all my friends & colleagues who gave nice words about my nerdom. I’m floored by this article. Like I WANNA MEET this cat to see his collection lol. (goes without saying thank you to all who supported & spread the word about @SummerOfSoulMovie) Wow
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
Dog. Watching the casual death in Squid Game is how it’s been for me in the past five years watching the soundtrack of my life just evaporate back to the future style as if it never existed. Last Tuesday I was trying to figure out a song in which the musician can upstage the singer with a slight “make my presence known” lick while hiding in plain sight. Deon Estus man. Think about it: EVERYTIME George Michael sang “……time will never mend……” Real fans ALWAYS SANG that bass riff “Doom du doom du doommyDOOMDOOM” “….the careless whisper of a good friend……” Or go to that friggin fish grease ass bridge in “Freedom90” In high school his #HeavenHelpMe was a jam. That BASS MURDERS THAT SONG. Money played that bass like he had uncles cut in a card game for cheatin He played that bass like “mustard greens & pig ears again!!???” was a regular sentence said in his household. Deon played that bass like “rent parties” were an every month occurrence. I’m not exaggerating—-to me? His bass work on all of the Wham/George Michael projects was prime “understood the assignment” action—— I threw in the Marvin rehearsal just to show you the level of beauty and commitment money had in A REHEARSAL. This clip is 41 years ago. Wasn’t like he had the insight to be all “lemme rock this jawn something flawless so cats will know how incredible I am on IG” I mean who plays bass this effortlessly perfect in a Belgium monastery where your only audience are the 9 nuns upstairs who agreed to their promoter pal to let “this famous American singer” to crash in our basement rent free as long as he serenades us occasionally and helps us out with stuff on occasion. This entire rehearsal is an exercise in awesomeness but Deon is puttin this bass on punishment with no dessert. Was just talking about him last week man. DAMN. So sad man. Jeeze. Rest In Melody. @officialdeonestus #deonestus
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Where is my head at?! The entire world knows that #SoulTrain is my North Star. I forgot to acknowledge its 50th anniversary last week 🥴. Greatest show ever. Changed my world.
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To give into #ReturnOfTheMack IT’s RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work @MilesMusicKid
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7 years in the making. Me in audience at preview in 2018: wait who wrote this? My manager: Riq. Me: everything?!! All these songs? Shawn Gee: yeah man. Me:—-wait hang on EVERYEVERYTHING? SG: YES!!! (Shhhhhh!!!) Me: *turns to manag—— SG: YES AHMIR HE CRAFTED IT!!!!!!! Me: wait …..lemme just make sure I’m gettin this corre—— SG: ahmir, yes Tariq WROTE IT!!!!!!!!! Me:……. (……..) Me to SG: *tap tap tap* This Part As Wel— Entire Theater/Actors On Stage/Ushers: AHMIR IF YOU DONT STFU…..TARIQ DID IT AL—— Me: OKAY OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …….. ……so……what about… Ahmir: gettin *jazzy jeffed out the theater* “auuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!l” I kid I kid. This was so long in the making. Seriously I couldn’t be more prouder of Tariq than this moment. It’s finally HERE! Just wait. @blackthought
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So part one covered to Oakland/TTT part of @raphael_saadiq’s story & we get into his post TONYIES life as a solo artist, producer, supergroup member, & scorer and yeah we get into whether or not we will get another TTT reunion. Come to @QLS for all the music nerdom. #QuestloveSupreme #QLS #RaphaelSaadiq #TONYtoniTONE #LucyPearl
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IG went down and I forgot to post the @QLS classic episode of @angeliquekidjo! Gotta say in retrospect this is the episode that we all learned all these random facts about @bsherman2222 aka #UnpaidBill. Hence leading @phontigallo to make his classic jam “Unpaid Bill Is So Random”. Please enjoy this episode of #QuestloveSupreme w my fam #AngeliqueKidjo!!
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My 6th Book #MusicIsHistory arrives on Oct 19th 2021. Currently doing well on the preorder side of things on Amazon thank you very much! (You can click the LANK in my bio to order now)—-also like with #CreativeQuest I’ve scored the audiobook with cool lil easter eggs (wasn’t as generous with the open drums this time but still a lot of snacks for y’all in the audiobook) The genesis of this book really starts in the pandemic quarantining on a apple orchard farm with not much to do but sit with my thoughts (after SummernOfnSoul/Djn online daytime stuff was over—-wasn’t much to do but watch Tiger King (passed) or listen to/write about music) This is by far my largest offering (average book 13-15 chapters, this is a whopping 30!) this covers 1971 (my birth) to 2002 a year after 911 when everything changed. I offer my views on how we use music as a Polaroid to remember the time. This comes in the nick of time being as tho 2 heavy hitters gave their latest offerings last month and I watched the entire world rush to declare these blanket statements on albums not even a half hour old. I too was caught in that cycle: 1998 me was really dismissive of new hip hop back then—-only for me to be like “hmmmm well?” Once 20 years have passed. But this is all walks of life not just music. We are so ready to be the “FIRST” to mark a territory before we even listen to or absorb it. This book explores those things and also the other important things like why funk songs in E minor irk me when they don’t work & interludes that are way better than actual songs! Anywho. I appreciate the love and thank you!
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The temptation to NOT put these jawns up when I got em was skrong but since it’s out there lemme remind y’all how MONSTROUS #RodTemperton was in his background arranging (especially his #Heateave period w #JohnnieWilderJr at the helm. Part of me really wishes one of those hours in the @janetjackson doc was the dissecting of HER backgrounds
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
Another Supreme Rotation Around The Sun For My Brother. The Greatest. The Gawd. Tariq Trotter. @BlackThought
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I come from a band of weirdos. It’s the unwrapping process that got me rollin’—-my bass player Mark Kelley woke up zero am & was like “you know who would enjoy this trivia? AHMIR!!!!!!!!!!” (How he know tho?) Edit: I honestly thought this was Eddie Murphy trying to come up with a follow up hit to “Party All The Time” (this was 2 years before “Put Your Mouth On Me”) & prolly told Paramount/Landis “yo sneak this in the nightclub scene of the movie when those twins are beatboxing”——I had a whole narrative in my head. The same way BBD tried to act like “Gangsta” wasn’t the true 1st single from #HootieMack their follow up album to the other album that sold more than any New Edition lp (remember that Fresh Prince rollout w the video being shot? I loved that song but it didn’t even do half the numbers of “Poison” so all parties involved just acted like it never existed) I thought “yup, Eddie is sneaking his music into his movies now 🤣🤣🤣 More Edit: my bad I was just reminded this is from the song Patrice was wopping to in her Walkman——where is #AllisonDean btw?
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Me: BABE!! Yo!!!! Everyone at work is talking about this jawn we need to wat—— Her: Sq—- Me: wait wait babe it’s Called SQUID GAME!!!!!!! Her: Me: everyone is talking bout it Her: Me: we GOTTA watch it this weekend!!!! Her: Me: what….. Her: Me: …… Her: Me: Her: Me: …..you know about Squid Game? Her: ️ Me: you saw the pilot!!?? Her: Me: wait you watched entire SEASON!!!????? Her: Me: (she just knocked off an entire show and wasn’t even gonna share it with me?!!! ) Her: ️ So yeah @squidgame_netflix thanks
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A SPECIAL @letsgodj TONIGHT!!!! We are back with a special Thursday night episode of GoDJ! Tonight we have Joshua Lang, Julienne By, Mr Big Happy & Technician The DJ. Tune in on Blackstreamlive on Twitch from 8pm ET.
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This is “Quest for Craft” a digital series I created with @thebalvenieus about the never-ending journey to make something extraordinary. I get to nerd out on @flytetymejam @thisispattismith @malcolmgladwell & @chethinks & peak under the hood to see their creative process. "Quest for Craft" premieres October 28th. #themakersproject
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
Dad’s drummer got in a motorcycle accident. Dad was like “aight…you’re the new drummer” I wasn’t nervous at all cause I knew his show like the back of my hand. Since 5 I been waiting for that moment (truthfully I was excited cause I now would have extra $$$ to cop the just released #InASpecialWay lp by #Debarge)—-show went off w/o a hitch. A 12 year old facing 7000 people leading a slew of musicians 3 times my age no problem (however meeting #LorettaLong of @sesamestreet AFTER the show made me nervous enough to throw up—-her husband was the piano player) if that 12 year old only knew what was waiting for him in the years to come. Wow.
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Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
I’m not alone in this world. I knew there was someone out there that kept their career a secret until it could no longer be contained. People say all the time “you tell this story of your dad not knowing about the Roots until your 2nd album—-HOW!!!?????” There are 2 ways to raise your kids: 🧠 or ️ 🧠 is fight or flight. It’s under CONSTANT duress. Thinking ahead of time. Thinks of safety. Tells you education is important so you can have something to “fall back on”—its overachieving. It’s complaining you gotta do something when they don’t pay you enough and now you trapped cause you need the money. It goes to “NO!!!” first cause that’s the safe choice. When you flirt with poverty or getting shot at or the wrong crowd or jail often times it seems like your wits is the only way to get you out of a jam. ️ takes its time. It feeds your soul. It calms you down. It makes you happy. It’s a passion. You willing to wake up 4am to do it……psssssh you might go to bed at 3:59am for it. To make your passion your JOB is *chefs kiss* a life goal. But it requires silence & daydreaming & and concentration & failing & discipline & play & fun (if it’s no longer fun it’s now an obligation) Point is most parents might point to the former because——better to be safe than sorry rules everything around us. This @Raphael_Saadiq ep was a long time coming & I’m so glad we waited to do this (I for one had zero clue how invested he was in the gaming world) he gave us all the space in the world to go through his life As a teen, to his life almost w @Prince & @sheilaedrummer to “The Tonyies” to Lucy Pearl to producing & scoring—-it’s a 2 parter. Enjoy it!
Официальный инстаграм аккаунт Амера Халиба Томпсона (Questlove)
I put this up for various reasons. 1) the genesis of my 6th book (#MusicIsHistory click Questlove.com link in bio pre order comes out in Oct) started with the way I wind down/kept myself occupied during pandemic which is obsessively making playlists —-or challenging myself (songs to break up to/songs that Steven Sodedbergh’s music guy will prolly use in the next Ocean’s franchise/Thursday evening 5pm-8pm songs/songs that mention vegetables in the lyrics & not the title)—I say making playlists is my NYT Crossword Puzzle—-forces me to discover new & old music. Welp one of the subject titles that most people who discover my Spotify playlists that I get questioned about the most is the playlist that turned my game into a book: SONGS IN E MINOR THAT I LOVE & SONGS IN E MINOR THAT MAKE ME CRINGE (this line alone means that Jimmy Jam is finna leave some sorta of snarky comment for even when this was in discussion during my online Wrecka Stow playlists I never explained my logic of that key—I will pull the ol’ BUY MY BOOK card if you really wanna know) but “POW” is in one of those lists 2) also returning from my weekend in Minniapolis caused me to bond with the #GCS catalogue that Prince gravitated towards (Mirror (76) Now Do U Want 2 Dance (77) My Radio Sounds Good To Me (78) & Star Walk (79)——which didn’t hit radio as hard but somehow touched certain virtuoso music snobs 3) & our @QLS guest reveals that THIS song was the bass player rites of passage. If you had a bass in your hand in the late 70s & you lived in the Bay Area, you HAD to know this song or you’d get laughed off the block. So this clip is a lil preview of our EPIC EPIC 3.5 hr 2 part interview of a Bay Area student of Graham. We get into “why this song of all songs” (his answer which led him revealing a #BillGraham (no relation) convo on Graham’s catalogue saying that “Sly knew how to write pop hits, & Graham knew how to craft battle “you aren’t better performers than us” songs—-which I agree with. When great performances overpower a song lol. Anywho——when you listen to today’s #QuestloveSupreme you’ll need this clip for references. ENJOY!
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There was NOONE like The Doc. Devastating Loss for the music community Rest In Melody Dr Lonnie Smith. #DrLonnieSmith @drlonniesmith
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Again again & again…. The good folks at @twoonefiveent & @radicalmedia are teaming up w director #SamPollard (MLK/fbi; Citizen Ashe; Mr Soul!; Eyes On The Prize) for a longtime in the making baseball project. THE LEAGUE: which will tell the tumultuous journey of the Negro Baseball League as it thrived and faltered in a country plagued by racism, utilizing never-before-seen interviews and previously unearthed archival footage. #RadicalMedia’s #JonKamen, #DaveSirulnick Dave Sirulnick and @jen_isaacson will produce, with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Two One Five Entertainment exec producing the doc following the success of Thompson’s directorial debut #SummerOfSoul. #ShawnGee and @ZarahZohlman will join Thompson as exec producers for Two One Five
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The Wizzard Of Fresh. The cat who has put on SO many people. The most “I was there” cat of all time. Of all the guru’s in hip hop he is my fav. A connector. Those are the most important people in life: they match people, they connect, they build. IFKYK this goes beyond discovering HOV or the countless artists he signed or joints he produced (or even starting my sneaker career)—-he is a gentleman & a scholar HAPPY BIRTHDAY @DjClarkKent king of FRESH
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My 6th book #MusicIsHistory is ready for pre-order NOW (click lank in bio QUESTLOVE.com) 1990. Fear Of A Black Planet. By @publicenemy Got my sketchpad & wrote every lyric on the lp changing @sharpie every song or interlude. I never looked at the pad while sketching.
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Damnit @takubeats working for you just helped me & @sugasteve uncover a game changing tracking mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gotta admit this weekend was a trip. I was invited to the @academymuseum opening & within 3 mins I fell into old habits: Me: dag man they always play the same old movie soundtrack stuff I shoulda DJ’d the cocktail party Zarah: no cause they need to see you as “director” not “the dj that always makes the events fun Me: damn I wish we coulda curated the menu Zarah: Me: wow wonder why did didn’t get the call to play the show Zarah: Me: after party at least? Zarah: Ok lesson learned I don’t gotta do EVERYTHING. Sometimes it’s cool to just be. ( lol @zarahzohlman) Was hella nervous cause sometimes you dunno if you will be welcome with open arms once you cross over to a new terrain. Territorial pissing is real. Having Bourdain & Chang & Ansel & Samuelsson & Humm & Adria & Bloomfield & Stewart co-sign @questlovesfood was a blessing & coulda EASILY fallen by the wayside. Same for the book world or the podcast world or the radio world & the dj world—last night I played the back for an hour w @chboskys (#StephenChbosky director of @dearevanhansenmovie) equally nervous as this being his movie directorial debut after years of screenplay writing. It was obvious I was hiding as literally every Hollywood god entered the arena. I mean the amount of hours I’ve spent rewatching the films of these people I’m surrounded by. I was so nervous about the process I forgot to even tell my friends I was coming (I’ll be honest, I didn’t grasp on what it was i was coming to until I arrived: it was basically the Oscars + Met Ball minus the awards (and me DJn! Lol) man the amount of love I received for @summerofsoulmovie was humbling man. I mean people I thought wouldn’t know me from adam. People whose work changed my life (s/o to @officialspikelee & @ernest_dickerson especially for the validation, I was nervous for a sec cause you two are the North Star Pilars to whom I dove into the world of being a film buff at the same time I’m diving into hip hop)—I’m world famous for avoiding all things receiving love & praise & I just gotta say I’m so honored and excited to experience that event yesterday in the capacity that wasn’t “oh Quest is djn”
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While we all wait w baited breath to see if this @verzuztv jawn goes down (I already expressed the true battle should be w @rodneyjerkins NOT @diddy) we should familiarize ourselves w ATL’s own pioneer @jermainedupri who has imprints in the 80s the 90s the Aughts the 10s & the 20s—-Damn near 5 decades of puttin in work. Check the resume on this @qls classic ep. #QuestloveSupreme #JermaineDupri #QLS #FreshFest #Whoudini #SylkTimesLeather #KrisCross #DaBrat #LilBowWow #Usher #Ursher #MariahCarey #TLC #Xscape
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There was NO feeling in the world like when your music bible gave you the EXACT rating you wanted. 25 years ago #IlladelphHalflife ️1/2
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30 Years Ago This Changed My Life Man. #TheLowEndTheory
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Strength to the squad & team behind @summerofsoulmovie without whom this movie would not be possible. Thank you @sundanceorg for this amazing honor!
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Thank you @jaegerlecoultre. I just curated a special 7 hour playlist on my Spotify ( Ahmir Khalib Thompson) called The Sounds Of New York By Questlove. This is music made by iconic New York residents, or recorded in iconic New York Studios or songs about New York from Jazz/Punk/Soul/Disco/Hip Hop & all stops in between. Enjoy! #JaegerLeCoultre #TheSoundMakerNYC
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Thank you Health Care workers