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kodcastlive Ahmir Khalib Thompson, later known as Questlove, was born on this day in 1971 in the City of Brotherly Love. He was born into a musical family and actually began drumming at two-years-old and would go with his parents on tour. By the time of 13, Thompson was certain he wanted to be on the quest of a career in music. While attending the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts Thompson met Tariq Trotter, who wanted to be an MC.

In 1987, Thompson adopted the name "Questlove" and Trotter took on the name "Black Thought" and the two perfomed around Philly as The Square Roots. The pair was unable to afford expensive DJ equipment Quest just provided drumbeats for Thought to rap over. Eventually the street performances turned into club gigs which meant praise and a reputation. Questlove could have attended New York's legendary Julliard School but didn't due to the college's high tuition.
Black Thought and Questlove added bassist Leon Hubbard and rapper Malik B. to their group and simply became known as the Roots. In the early 90's the Roots had a underground buzz even without an album out. They recorded their first album "Organix" after being invited to perform at a Germany Hip-Hop festival since they needed something to sell overseas. The album helped the Hip-Hop band land a deal with DGC Records in 1993 and the group released it's follow up album "Do You Want More?!!!??!" in 1995. Now 20 years later since their second release, the Roots have become Grammy winners, the first Hip-Hop act to peform New York's Lincoln Center, founded their own label in Okayplayer and became the house band of Jimmy Fallon's daily late night show on NBC is now at the 10:35 p.m. slot. Questlove has also opened a catering company called Quest Loves Food and wrote a memoir titled "Mo' Meta Blues: The World Acccording To Questlove." #Organix #DoYouWantMore, #IlladelphHalflife #ThingsFallApart #Phrenology #TheTippingPoint #GameTheory #RisingDown #okayplayer #DEFJAM #Questlove #Roots #jimmyfallon #hiphopheads
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nikki_nicolassa10 Go @questlove it's yo birthday! Happy birthday to one of the best musicians out there! #Questlove #TheRoots #illadelphHalflife 1w

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kandyspace Happy birthday #questlove #theroots have been a foundation of our inspirations from the very beginning. #philly #illadelphhalflife #hiphopgod 1w

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dabigdogg Probably the greatest instrumental I've ever heard... #illadelphhalflife #theroots #hiphopclassic #oneshine #amellarrieux 2w

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rizzlerazzle610 One of my all time favorite albums is 20 years old today. #doyouwantmore #theroots #thelegendary #realhiphop #goodmusic #philadelphia #illadelphhalflife #300 #blackthought #questlove #diceraw @questlove. These guys give me hope for music. They are #therealist. 2w

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alienastronauts "We're gonna give a gift to the world, and not on a pretentious level. We're gonna create something that's totally our world, and we're gonna bring people to our world and they're gonna love it, and it's gonna be art." - ?uest Love

#QuestLove #AhmirThompson #QLove #Drummer #Journalist #Producer #DJ #TheRoots #BlackThought #TheTonightShow #JimmyFallon #Soulquarians #TheGrandWizzards #MoMetaBlues #Organix #Voodoo #TheTippingPoint #WakeUp #IlladelphHalfLife #DoYouWantMore #Quote #Luminaries #ARTOVERindustry #AlienAstronauts #Art
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sadge_whiteshadow Shaddy and Mars Co OP...chillen ...on my engineer tip at THE ROOTS STUDIO... Milkboy studios on Springarden...above the Electric Factory #ROOTScrew #ZODIACtrax #hiphop #beats #studioLIFE #zodiac #hiphop #cuttin #record #iLLadelphHALFLIFE 2w

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v__keyz The Roots ft. D'Angelo- The Hypnotiq ..on repeat all night. Every time I hear is like the 1st... #Classic #IlladelphHalflife #TheRoots @questlove #Dangelo #soul #HipHop #MusiQIsLife #ChillMode #BassLineSick 2w

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rons1ne :: #tbt with my favorite band. Been a fan forever. Got into Social Media because of them (been rons1ne since '99 or so to read & post on the #okayplayer boards). Did OKP meet-ups before IG meet-ups. This cassette promo actually belonged to my bro @juliobeans but I do remember bumping this in my hand-me-down 1978 Toyota Celica Hatchback (ivory), Alpine Face-off Radio w/auto-reverse (side B always sounded muffed because the heads were dirty), & stock car speakers. :: #theroots #okayplayer #illadelphhalflife 3w
  •   celskiii Great stories!! That's special! Yes Jill is the original singer for that song. I hope they come back to the bay again this year!! They have mastered music as a band. Their set incorporating Jeremy Ellis is pretty dope too!!! 3w
  •   jhsaranglao Hahahaha at that seal story. We were there too when they started jamming to fly like an eagle. Seal's crotch was right on @april_430's face 3w
  •   april_430 LOL!! Secretly I loved it. (Cc: @jhsaranglao) 3w
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  •   415islandgirl Happy birthday Ron!!!! 2w
  •   gustojr I think i remember from okp! - gusto 4d
  •   gustojr *you 4d

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