Questlove

QuestloveQuestlove real name is Ahmir Khalib Thompson. He is an American Drummer, Blogger/Internet, Music Producer and Television Personality.  He is best known as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band ‘Roots’.  He was born in Pennsylvania. He was raised up in the musical environment and therefore he also started drumming at the age of 2. He used to perform along his parents on the stage. He went to Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts to nourish his talent. Tariq Trotter and Questlove started working together. Vocals of Trotter just fitted best on drumbeats of Thompson and they soon got recognition as the developers of a new musical movement ‘neo-soul’.
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Born: January 20, 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Drummer, Blogger/Internet, Music Producer, Television Personality
Height: 1.93 m
Nationality: American
Music groups: The Roots (Since 1987), Soulquarians, The Randy Watson Experience, The Soultronics
Parents: Lee Andrews, Jacquelin Andrews
Movies and TV shows: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, In the Woods, Black in the 80s, Backstage Pass

I want the 'Roots' biopic to be animated - I see Charles Schulz drawing us. I think it would be more hilarious with the voices of children.

I do secret stand-up shows around New York. I announce and tweet this to nobody - I get onstage and I do a quick five minutes.

I'm a 24-hour tweet machine, I'm a 24-hour blogger. When there's no pressure on me, I can talk and write and lecture with the best of them. But put a deadline on me and I start getting writer's block.

According to my parents, I just started drumming when I was two. I traveled with them from five to seven on the road, playing percussion. Between 8 and 12, my dad sort of prepared me by teaching me every aspect of road life.

I would love to have some sort of 'Back To The Future' Delorean time machine travel device so I could go back to 1981 to see that very first Jackson 5 concert I went to, back when I was a kid.

I'm not one of those people who's so blinded by my own work and my sweat. It's kind of risky writing a memoir when you're really part of a larger universe.

In terms of being a 'sneakerhead,' there was one point where I was obsessively following every sneaker blog. That's the beauty of Twitter: To get the heads up on what's coming out.

I believe that the only people who really, truly benefit from any of the policies of Republicans are the wealthy. I'm in that 1 percent tax bracket, but I'm not a man of wealth.

My parents were really strict about me not watching cartoons.

During the 2008 election, I made clear to the Obama campaign that I don't think it's wise for me to force my personal political agenda on anyone.

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