Video: ?uestlove Talks Fela Kuti

?uestlove from The Roots talks about when he first discovered Fela Kuti’s music, and walks us through Fela’s influence in yesterday and today’s hip-hop — including works by Mos Def, Macy Grey, D’Angelo, X-Clan, and Leader of the New School.

Previously: The Cast of Fela! @ The Roots Holiday Jam


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30 Responses to “Video: ?uestlove Talks Fela Kuti”

  1. Jersey*made*me Says:

    *dead* @ the Evil Knievel outfits in this vid.

  2. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    where the video @?

  3. rdawodu Says:

    KOLADE! BAWO NI?

  4. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    nvmd

  5. illuminati by nature Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    i just started watching the corner on demand and i must say…..

    the corner>the wire

    only because it tells the story of the people that suffer most from the drug trade from an earnest, unflattering perspective.

    i get depressed watching it tho. which probably is what makes it good TV imo.

    ***I reminisced on that whole miniseries when i was snowed in (nhjic), a couple of weeks back…co-sign, and gotta add that it even has a lot of the same actors as the wire, to boot…

  6. Jersey*made*me Says:

    the corner>the wire

    ^ pass that kush.

    ^^
    *FUCKING DEAD*

  7. illuminati by nature Says:

    the corner+the wire= two different perspectives on how baltimore is fucked up to the point of no return

  8. Tong Po Flo Says:

    when he first discovered Fela Kuti’s music

    ^ I need to discover his music myself

    *logs onto Amazon*

  9. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    add that it even has a lot of the same actors as the wire, to boot…

    ^

    yo when i seen young sydnor and lester freeman on the opposite end of the food chain i cried tears of a clown.

  10. illuminati by nature Says:

    when he first discovered Fela Kuti’s music

    ^ I need to discover his music myself

    ***i know, right? outside of common’s tribute on lwfc, i don’t really know too much about dude….

  11. illuminati by nature Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    add that it even has a lot of the same actors as the wire, to boot…

    ^

    yo when i seen young sydnor and lester freeman on the opposite end of the food chain i cried tears of a clown.

    ***Lookout for Prop Joe as a Footlocker clerk, in the ep where DeAndre tries to buy the new Jordans….”Grant Hills? This nigga tried to sell me some Grant Hills”, lol

  12. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    the corner>the wire

    ^ pass that kush.

    >its just more sincere. the wire is dope but its kind of exaggerated. the corner provokes that type of sentiment you can relate to on a humanistic level. the wire is more broadbase in its explanation of the baltimore drug trade. the corner doesn’t glorify the open air drug market the way the wire makes it entertaining. its really just a sad story.

  13. b-ease Says:

    Fela backup dancers >>>>>>

  14. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    ”Grant Hills? This nigga tried to sell me some Grant Hills”, lol

    ^

    lolol. i seen it a couple days ago.

  15. Tong Po Flo Says:

    ***i know, right? outside of common’s tribute on lwfc, i don’t really know too much about dude….

    ^ Word I hear his name a lot growing up but never check for him (nh)

  16. b-ease Says:

    outside of common’s tribute on lwfc, i don’t really know too much about dude….

    ^^
    He’s essentially the Nigerian Bob Marley, from the womanizing, weed advocating, politically charged lyrics all the way down to having sons that make music, but arent half as talented. My ex is Nigerian, so I heard alot of his stuff.

  17. b-ease Says:

    But to be clear, he’s not a Marley imitator or anything. In alot of parts of the world he’s actually more known than Bob.

  18. Jersey*made*me Says:

    That African nigga that sung on that Canibus “Bulworth” song>>>this spear chucker here

  19. b-ease Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the Corner and the book the Wire was based on were written by the same author. So the Wire is almost a default sequel, focusing on every aspect of the drug trade, as opposed to just one.

    And no, Baltimore is not that bad in real life. It’s much, much worse.

  20. b-ease Says:

    >>>this spear chucker here

    ^^
    *does crunches on I-95*

  21. Jersey*made*me Says:

    My ex is Nigerian,

    ^^
    With all due respect,did she have a phatty?

  22. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Baltimore is not that bad in real life. It’s much, much worse.

    ^

    thas a bad hit fam.

  23. b-ease Says:

    lester freeman

    ^^
    Possibly my favorite character. I wanted him to fuck McNulty up on that ep where they got into it.

    Dude’s a British Shakespearean actor. Alot the Wire actors were British actually.

  24. illuminati by nature Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the Corner and the book the Wire was based on were written by the same author

    ***yep.

  25. b-ease Says:

    With all due respect,did she have a phatty?

    ^^
    She had a nice ass, but I wouldnt call it a phatty. Her titties were personally sculpted by God tho.

  26. NovemberEnd Says:

    the corner>the wire

    ^ pass that kush.
    ^^^^^^
    The Corner was WAAAAAY to depressing…maybe that was the point to show how destructive drugs game is…from the fiends to the dope boys

  27. Tong Po Flo Says:

    having sons that make music, but arent half as talented.

    ^ roffle! !elffor

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