?uestlove Interview @ XXL

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If this type of thing interests you (as it should), and you haven’t see it yet, XXL posted Part 1 of a two part interview with ?uestlove of the Roots earlier today. He talks in great detail about what will no doubt be 2 historic performances at Radio City Music Hall tonight and tomorrow. He urges anybody who has tickets to arrive early as the notoriously stodgy venue has them on an airtight schedule.

So what should someone know before coming to the show?
The one thing I wish I could stress to New York City above all is that the Roots are the most professional organization when it comes to promptness. It’s imperative that they show up on time. I don’t want them to think “Erykah is gonna show up around eight, so I’ma show up around then.” You have to be there for the opening act. First of all, there is no opening act. Usually the best part of the show, at least for us, is the surprise you get at the beginning. If New York knew like I knew, they will be there 24 hours beforehand to catch this. They need to be on time. None of that fashionably late stuff.

He also talks about what these shows mean for East Coast hip hop as well as hip hop in general, and touches on issue of corporate influence on the culture. When asked whether Jay (or The Keyser Soze of Hip Hop) would be making an appearance, he laughed and gave a non answer which basically means you lucky stiffs who copped tickets are gonna get to see Jay perform tonight. With The Roots. And Nas.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to kill myself.


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59 Responses to “?uestlove Interview @ XXL”

  1. Dumb Nigga Says:

    First?

  2. Joe 88 Says:

    FIRST *in homer simpson voice* woo hoo

  3. Joe 88 Says:

    GOD DAMMIT this is the second time this happen today

  4. Dumb Nigga Says:

    ^^

    HAHAAH!!!

  5. Jamz Says:

    I wish I was up in NY for this one! This is definitely some classic shyt about to go down! I hope they put it on DVD so everyone can see it??

  6. Jamz Says:

    Questlove is looking more like Mr. T’s unclaimed son everyday! “I Pitty Da Fool!!!”

  7. KonishiwaBitches Says:

    lol^^^funny coz its true @JAMZ

  8. Joe 88 Says:

    Is ?uestlove that clumsy that he has to put his car keys on his chain so he wont lose them? Just kidding quest usually be on point in his interviews so he gets my respect all day

  9. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    *wonders if Eskay actually wants to kill himself*

    That’s the second time today he’s used that suicidal expression.

    *calls Dr. Phil for Eskay*

  10. Blood Hound aka Slum Lord Says:

    *hears busy signal becuz Doc Phil is on 3 way with Oprah and 50*

  11. L.P.CROOKS Says:

    Lmao @ Joe 88

  12. Foekist aka The Cosigner Says:

    Damn, that bitch gonna be off the chains!

  13. moo moo Says:

    yo eskay I wanna c wutu look like put up a pic of u (no camron) i jus wanna c if u reeli gangsta or juss sum wite journalist

  14. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    BLOOD HOUND YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE THAT CALL FOR ME TOO IM KICKING MYSELF CAUSE I JUST KEPT SLACKING ON GETTING TICKETS AND I ENDED UP SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT TONIGHT SO I WOULDNT EVEN BE ABLE TO MAKE IT IN TIME AND IM THINKING ABOUT OFFING MYSELF AS WELL BUT I GUESS ILL WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT IT,

    * STILL THINKING OF MAKING UP SOME BULLSHIT EXCUSE AND GOING ANYWAY I CAN GO WITH SOME OF MY PEOPLES, IM REALLY NOT TRYING TO MISS THIS WITH OR WITHOUT JAY, ATLEAST I SAW THEM AT THE I DECLARE WAR CONCERT I DONT THINK ANYTHING CAN EVER TOP THAT AGAIN ,THEY JUST STOOD THERE FOR LIKE 5 MINUTES WHILE STADIUM SHOOK, THE ONLY THING THAT COULD TOP THAT WOULD BE IF BEASTNIGGA IS SUCCESFULL IN HIS ATTEMPT TO REVEAL PAC IS STILL ALIVE AND BEAST BROUGHT HIM OUT TO SUMMERJAM OR SOME SHIT*

  15. Joe 88 Says:

    LOL @ biggums

  16. Jamz Says:

    Due to subpar sales of Tony Yayo and MobbDeep’s last albums, G-Unit is quickly releasing Lloyd Banks second album on July 18th.

  17. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ WHY SO THAT CAN FLOP TOO THEY TRYING TO SET A RECORD FOR MOST FLOPS IN THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME ?

  18. Jamz Says:

    I guess they think Lloyd can save the day for G-Unit??? The album title is “Rotten Album”….oops I mean “Rotten Apple!”

  19. Joe 88 Says:

    good one jamz

  20. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    JAMZ – I THINK YOU GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. WELL HOPEFULLY FOR HIM HE WONT LEAVE IT IN HIS BOYFRIENDS CAR TO GET SOLD OVER THE INTERNET AGAIN

  21. eskay Says:

    “Like leaving your whole career in some bitch car, no names but it’s no sublime, nigga you know who you are, I’ll end it before it goes to far….”

  22. Jamz Says:

    Maybe Lloyd Banks is one of the surprise guest that’s going 2 be featured the Roots Radio City Concert?? What a treat that would be for everyone!

  23. dukesman Says:

    Why the Keyser Soze comparison? You lost me on that one. That cant be a big up either because I do not think Jay would want to be associated with that muderous fool. Explain yourself!

  24. eskay Says:

    ^stop being lazy and read the interview

  25. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ” YOUR BUZZ IS STILL FUCKED YOUS A LIAR MONEY/
    IM STILL SPENDING PUMP IT UP FIRE MONEY “

  26. Jamz Says:

    Man is it just me, or does Lloyd have one of biggest chin & jawline hookups in the rap game!!!?? You’d have to put on a concrete glove to break that dudes jaw…4 real!!

  27. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    “THE GREATEST TRICK THE DEVIL EVER PULLED WAS CONVINCING THE WORLD HE DIDNT EXIST. POOF AND LIKE THAT HE’S GONE ” – KEYSER SOZE

  28. MosBang Says:

    This shit is lame. If your 40 yrs old yo uwill probably like it, but overall this is not NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    YOUR LAME IM 25 IM ITCHING TO GO SEE THIS SHIT. K.I.M.

  30. eskay Says:

    ^ between that comment and the one you left in the Rick Ross thread I’m convinced you’re 14 years old. Go run and listen to your Jim Jones anthology youngin’

    @ the knucklehead above Biggums obviously

  31. T. Okes Says:

    LOL so it’s not news ’cause you already knew, or…

  32. Kheri Wes Says:

    Damn would love to hop on a plane and catch this one, the return of good music? I surely hope so !

  33. nation of thugacation Says:

    >>which basically means you lucky stiffs who copped tickets are gonna get to see Jay perform tonight. With The Roots. And Nas.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to kill myself.

    ^ lol,
    but eskay, got beef with adolescents?

  34. Plug industries AKA Manolo Says:

    I found a picture of nation of thugacation

    http://www.fenelon.cl/imagen/metrosexual.jpg

  35. nation of thugacation Says:

    ^
    kill yourself.

  36. Plug industries AKA Manolo Says:

    lol

  37. Fly Rizzle Says:

    Damn why cant I be upstate to see this “Some niggas down south know real HIP HOP” North Cakolac reppin

  38. D. Billz Says:

    DAMN… DAMN… DAMMMMMN! I’m gonna need a therapist for missin’ this one. Sad part that I was supposed to be there showing my homies some love http://www.jdaveybaby.com (best fuckin’ Black alternative/new wave/electro-funk/pop group in the WORLD). Even my manz in L.E.S. said it was hard to get tickets and he’s in the City.

  39. Dunn Says:

    Jay is not doing anything for NY or HIPHOP right now….I dont believe him…. a 3yr contract dont last that long…..stp hugging his nutts

  40. eskay Says:

    >>but eskay, got beef with adolescents?

    ^ only the stupid ones

  41. eskay Says:

    >>a 3yr contract dont last that long

    ^ FYI – it lasts 3 years

  42. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    eskay Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    >>a 3yr contract dont last that long

    ^ FYI – it lasts 3 years

    STORY CHECKS OUT

  43. Dunn Says:

    for the slow and impaired it’s been about 1yr 1/2 now he dont have that much time left…..

  44. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    ^^^ LOOK AT DEF JAM’S ROSTER/SCHEDULE – NAS,BUDDENS,JAY-Z, LOX ALBUM, REDMAN, UNFORTUNITLY RICK ROSS AND ANOTHER JEEZY,FABOLOUS, MAYBE ANOTHER KANYE ALBUM BEFORE THE YEAR IS DONE AND THATS NOT EVEN TOUCHING ON HIS DEF JAM LEFT WHICH WILL HAVE THE ROOTS COMMON AND OTHERS ON IT, IT TAKES MORE THAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO REDIRECT A RECORD LABEL, HE WILL HAVE THAT SHIT SOON COME BACK HERE BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR SEE HOW DEF JAM IS DOING,

  45. eskay Says:

    and you do know that contrary to what us fans would like to believe, Hov is there to make Def Jam money, not “save real hip hop”

  46. Dunn Says:

    Yeah that I do know – But there are so many mcees that played their part in making all of this possible…Granted Sean did play his part and earned a spot as one of the best in the game for his time spent – but when I hear shit like (The Keyser Soze of Hip Hop)….My face get tight and walk with this big question mark floating above my head like where have these cats been since 87…..I just dont get…..I have people that I think is just really dope but to use the term above about one of them – obsurd

  47. eskay Says:

    >>but when I hear shit like (The Keyser Soze of Hip Hop)….My face get tight and walk with this big question mark floating above my head like where have these cats been since 87…..I just dont get…..I have people that I think is just really dope but to use the term above about one of them – obsurd

    How is that absurd? did you read the interview and why he said that (those are ?uestlove’s words not mine) and what do you mean where have who been since 87?

  48. biggumskiller Says:

    jim jones has an anthology???
    esgay@biggummsass hahhas

  49. nation of thugacation Says:

    eskay ill take that as a compliment.
    i guess plug really did kill himself

  50. Bugsytheboss Says:

    Jay-Z is like the Magic Johnson of Rap. He was a winner when he played on the court now he is considered a great business man

  51. Front Says:

    Lloyd Banks delievery style can only be described as mumbling. And I kinda dig it.

  52. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    Dunn Says:

    May 18th, 2006 at 5:25 pm
    Yeah that I do know – But there are so many mcees that played their part in making all of this possible…Granted Sean did play his part and earned a spot as one of the best in the game for his time spent – but when I hear shit like (The Keyser Soze of Hip Hop)….My face get tight and walk with this big question mark floating above my head like where have these cats been since 87…..I just dont get…..I have people that I think is just really dope but to use the term above about one of them – obsurd

    THE THING THAT MAKES JAY SUCH A GOOD POTENTIAL PRESIDENT IS THE SAME REASON WHY HE HAS ACHEIVED ICON STATUS, CAUSE HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO WALK THAT FINE LINE BETWEEN STREET APPEAL AND COMMERCIAL SUCCESS, AND YEA HE HAS TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT WILL SELL THE MOST AND JEEZY AND RICK ROSS UNFORTUNITLY WILL SELL ESPECIALLY WITH JAY BACKING THEM AND APPEARING ON TRACKS, SO HOPEFULLY HIS GAME PLAN IS TO ESTABLISH THE COMMERCIAL SHIT THEN BRING OUT SOME MORE SHIT THAT MIGHT NOT GO PLAT BUT WILL KEEP US HIP-HOP HEADS HAPPY *COUGH BUDDENS REDMAN* LIKE I SAID BEFORE TAKING OVER A RECORD LABEL IS A HUGE DEAL AND YOU HAVE TO BUILD A GAME PLANE FOR HOW YOU WANNA BUILD YOUR ROSTER AND YOU FIRST GOAL IS TO MAKE MONEY AND GET THOSE SALES UP THATS HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT

  53. CCR Says:

    i’m seein’ the roots on sat.

  54. Jamo Says:

    THURSDAY NIGHT RECAP
    man, i know this sounds retarded, but I feel like Ive got jipped. just got back from the thursday night show..i paid 90 bones and no hovi. i also realized that Im getting old and that I dont enjoy Roots shows as much as before. but then again, what act can really hold your attention for 3 hours standing, much less a hip-hop one? what i do know–i sure as hell do not need a 15 minute rendition of You got me, with some teh ghey Hendrix wannabee guitarist, shredding with his teeth. And Yes Rahzel, we all know you can beatbox and make weird noises with your mouth. its cute. but 20 minutes of it, capped off with a vocal rendition of the “Touch it”? I already hate that beat, why do i need to hear you do 48 bars of it? oh wells, it was cool to see nas and kane, even though kane’s mike didnt work. Shout out to all the Friday ticket holders, looks like your in for a treat.

  55. nation of thugacation Says:

    lol eskay, see man, ?uestlove was talking shit, just to hype it up, no reason to go suicidal, fuck that woulda been a scene outta romeo and juliet.

    lol anyone think jay will be there tomorrow night?

  56. prince god king man sun Says:

    hey that brah got too big a dome piece to be havin some delicate sholuders like that- looks like that dude need some fiukkin steaks something – drink a shake nig – eggs – sumpin you lookin like a fukkin NERD

  57. the Landlord aka Conspiracy Brother Says:

    @prince god king man sun
    …he used to eat many steaks, eggs, and shakes…he has lost over 100 pounds in the last couple years, thats why his head to body size ratio is all fucked up…

  58. Foekist aka The Cosigner Says:

    “head to body size ratio” haha

  59. Front Says:

    a

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