For Pharrell Williams' iamOTHER channel, Nardwuar interviews Questlove (of The Roots) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Been a minute since we posted a Nardwuar interview. Watch the goodness above. Questlove obviously had a great time in this one!
Got to give the people what they want... and they always want some J Dilla at the dopest parties. So, since ?uestlove (of The Roots) was behind the tables... J Dilla it is. Check out the video above for a DJ set featuring spins of a few J Dilla classics!
Grammy Award winning musical group "The Roots" will be appearing in a live, special performance on The Garden Stage @ Studio Square NYC on May 4th, 2011 at 7PM.
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This special musical event will launch the Studio Square NYC Summer Event Series 2011, a conglomeration of musical performances, festivals and special events taking place at Studio Square NYC from May through October.
Tickets are being sold exclusively through Studio Square NYC’s website @ http://www.studiosquarenyc.com. This performance is open to fans 21 years of age or older and General Admission seats are priced at $40. A select number of VIP tickets will be available through the Studio Square Events office. For info on VIP tickets, fans should e-mail Jessica(at)studiosquarenyc(dot)com.
About Studio Square NYC
Studio Square NYC is an event and entertainment destination unparalleled in the Metro NYC market. Comprised of over 100,00 square feet, Studio Square NYC boasts eight unique private event spaces, an 8,000 sq. ft. open-air roof deck with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and a 20,000 sq. ft. Garden open to the general public. For more info on Studio Square NYC, visit http://www.studiosquarenyc.com.
About The Roots
The Roots is an American hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson recording on the DefJam label. The band’s live sets are frequently hailed as the best in the genre. The group was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2011, winning three including Best R&B Album. For more info on The Roots, visit http://www.theroots.com.
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Erykah Badu has announced the dates for her 2010 North American tour, "Out My Mind, Just In Time." The trek will make stops at amphitheaters and concert halls beginning May 22 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD, and wrapping up on June 24 at The Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV.
Badu will be joined by N.E.R.D., Bilal, Janelle Monae and The Roots drummer ?uestlove.
Badu will also perform during this summer's Lollapalooza festival, Lilith Fair as well as be featured as a special guest at Maxwell's upcoming concerts at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on June 11 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 26.
Here are the dates for "Out My Mind, Just In Time":
May 22: Baltimore, MD (Pier Six Pavilion) May 23: Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
May 22:Baltimore, MD (Pier Six Pavilion feat. Bilal) May 23: Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre feat. Janelle Monae) May 25: New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom feat. ?uestlove) May 26: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater feat. Bilal) May 28: Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall feat. N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae) May 30: Detroit, MI (Chene Park feat. N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae) June 2: Chicago, IL Chicago (Theater feat. N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae) June 3: Chicago, IL Chicago (Theater feat. Janelle Monae) June 5: Memphis, TN (Orpheum Theatre feat. Janelle Monae) June 6: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium feat. Janelle Monae) June 8: Kansas City, KS (Midland Theatre feat. Janelle Monae) June 9: St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre feat. Janelle Monae) June 13: Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theater feat. Janelle Monae) June 14: Dallas, TX (Nokia Theatre) June 16: Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium feat. Janelle Monae) June 18: Oakland, CA (Paramount Theatre feat. Janelle Monae) June 19: Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery) June 20: Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theater feat. Janelle Monae) June 22: San Diego, CA (TBA) June 23: Phoenix, AZ (TBA) June 24: Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl Concert Theater)
Erykah Badu will release her sixth studio album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," on Feb. 23, 2010 on Universal Motown. Badu says the set is called "Part II" "because this album is the sister of the left side of my brain -- it is the right side. Part I was the left side of my thoughts -- it was more socially political and my thought process was more analytical. This time there wasn't anything to be concerned with -- the album is more emotional and flowy and talks about feelings. It reminds of the days of 'Baduizm' -- this is just about beats and rhymes in a cipher."
?uestlove from The Roots is performing on the track "Window Seat," featuring James Poyser on piano and she redoes a few lyrics from The Notorious B.I.G. on tracks like "Get Money," which features parts of the Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. Notorious B.I.G. track of the same title, and "Incense," on which she sings the Biggie lyrics, "there's gonna be a lot of slow singing and flower bringing if my burglar alarm starts ringing," over a beat reminiscent of Alicia Keys' "Unbreakable."
In the past six years, Badu, who has been working on this album since the release of "Worldwide Underground" in 2003, has recorded over 50 songs for "Part II." She hopes to release an already-completed album titled "Low Down" shortly after this release.