amaah + theroots   17

The Rhythm in Everything
Hip-hop Pioneer Questlove Reinvents Late-Night Music
pop  culture  theroots  questlove  hip-hop  music 
november 2012 by amaah
Jimmy Fallon's house band, the Roots, is one reason the show is a must-see
After finessing the Smurfs' theme, it's on to Zapp's "Computer Love" for another guest, Joshua Topolsky, editor of tech-blog Engadget. But by the time the bridge rolls around, the Roots have transformed the tune into something all their own.

"This is how a song gets made," Thompson says, flashing a gigantic smile, his drumsticks slowly bending the Zapp beat into a Roots beat. "We'll [mess] around, then we'll Rubik's Cube it."
music  creativeprocess  hip-hop  live  creativity  theroots  culture 
december 2009 by amaah
?uestlove Remembers The Times: 132 Michael Jackson Memories
61. i remember putting my white socks on the lampshade hoping they too
would glow in the dark just like the back of the album cover.

62. i remember the first time i stayed up til 4am: listening to Off The Wall.

107. i remember brian, mark, robert and john and i being sent to the
principal's office a day later because we all scuffed the floors with
our penny loafers trying to do you know what. we spent 4 lunch hours
erasing EVERY last shoe scuff track on that white marble floor. my
cousin told me his catholic school issued similar punishments for all
of those caught moonwalking in his school too.
music  memory  appreciation  MichaelJackson  Questlove  theroots  culture  black  youth 
july 2009 by amaah
Badu mixes it up onstage
review of last night's concert. The Roots should never be an opening act, they should have been the main event especially with Erykah Badu in full eclectic mode ala Zap Mama. Good concert though.
music  review  live  concert  theroots  erykahbadu  soul  hip-hop 
june 2008 by amaah
The History Behind The Circus
"Besides Dangelo's Voodoo, i'll say that my second favorite project from the 1996-2003 Electric Lady Studio period was the Electric Circus album." Questlove provides outtakes from Common's Electric Circus which should prove his neglected opus
music  review  appreciation  soul  hip-hop  rock  Soulquarians  Common  TheRoots  Questlove  vibe 
august 2007 by amaah
The Roots + Floetry = Virtuosity
Illadelph Halflife Meets Ill London Flow. I Shall... Proceed... And Continue... To Rock The Mic. Everybody Is A Star. Adrenaline Boom! It's The Next Movement Duck Down Don't Say Nuthin' Broken Windows and Pimps in Chinatown
music  virtuosity  elation  exuberance  soul  hip-hop  jazz  funk  poetry  rock  Philly  TheRoots  Floetry  culture  appreciation  vibe  lyricism  dexterity  musicians  LivingColour  MilesDavis  Prince  CurtisMayfield  ChubbRock  VernonReid  Boston  urban  life  development  black  history  observation  sociology  BrokenWindows  concert  review  roots  Ghana  Chile  Uzbekistan  cambridge  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
Amel Larrieux Breaking Through
Last Thursday, Amel Larriux gave what Art Blakey used to call a "cooking session" at the Regattabar - the kind that gets your juices flowing or,to mix my metaphors, a shot across the bow, as it were.
music  soul  jazz  concert  live  review  cool  fun  enthusiasm  Philadelphia  NewYork  AmelLarrieux  Philly  theRoots  virtuosity  toli 
october 2004 by amaah
The Toli Music Awards 2004
reviewing the music class of 2004 - winners:The Roots, Prince, Amel Larrieux, Jill Scott, Van Hunt and Fried
music  soul  funk  hip-hop  pop  afrobeat  toli  jillscott  theroots  roots  prince  bjork  AmelLarrieux  VanHunt  fried  AnitaBaker  antibalas  kanyewest  jay-z  AmpFiddler  ZapMama  AngieStone  lesNubians  Dwele  RoyHargrove  OrchestraBaobab  Donnie  jill-scott  virtuosity 
september 2004 by amaah

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