Lin-Manuel Miranda Taps Nas, Chance The Rapper for Hamilton Mixtape

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is basically a musical genius, having taken the story of one of America’s founding fathers and turned it into a Rap-based musical that managed to not only avoid being corny, but will go down as one of the most acclaimed plays in Broadway history. Today it was announced that the Hamilton inspired mixtape that he was said to be working on with ?uestlove will be available for pre-order tomorrow and he revealed the tracklist. If you’ve seen Hamilton, or any of the TV performances that the cast has put on over the past year (more likely), then you know Miranda is a true student of lyricism. Looking at the tracklist to this mixtape, this project will surely further cement his bona fides, as he has tapped a truly impressive cast of artists to ride with him. The list of guests includes The Roots, Nas, Chance The Rapper, Joell Ortiz, Busta Rhymes, Dave East and Common, and that’s just to name a few.

Continue below for the full tracklist and check back tomorrow for a pre-order link.

UPDATED: Pre-order link is live and the track “My Shot” featuring The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess is now available to preview on Apple Music. See below.

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The Time Prince Shutdown Questlove’s Set for Finding Nemo

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Like most Prince stories, this is absolutely insane. It involves a pink stretch Hummer, the musical stylings of Fela Kuti and a Finding Nemo DVD, and that’s all you need to know.

Previously: Watch ?uestlove Perform Dice Raw’s “The Lesson Pt. 1″ Verse

Watch ?uestlove Perform Dice Raw’s “The Lesson Pt. 1” Verse

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

This is #VeryRare. It’s not often that you hear a verse from ?uestlove, but at the recent Roots Jam Session in LA, he gave Black Thought an assist with his performance of “The Lesson Pt. 1”, from the 1995 album Do You Want More?!!!??!, by filling in for Dice Raw and reciting his entire verse while drumming with one hand. Watch above and enjoy, because as he notes at the end, you’ll probably never see this happen again!

via OKP

Previously: Meek Mill & The Roots Perform at Roots Jam Session 2015

Video: Questlove, Mac Miller & Talib Kweli Interviews w/ ItsTheReal

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

ItsTheReal caught up with Questlove, Mac Miller and Talib Kweli at Bonnaroo 2012 for some interesting interviews.

Mac and Talib after the jump.

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Video: ?uestlove Toasts Giles Peterson

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

?ustlove toasts the legendary Giles Peterson @ Giant Step’s Sunset Soiree down in Miami during the Winter Music Conference.

The Roots – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Sandwiches EP

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Sandwiches are the sets they play before and after commercial breaks on Late Night.

In honor of making 1000 of those original compositions, Questlove liberated 22 of them on twitter and All The Way Live compiled it into an EP.

Tracklist & download after the jump.

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Video: Common & Questlove – Is Blending New Music Art or Commerce? (Hennessey Artistry)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Common and The Roots’ Questlove, co-curators of the 2009 Hennessy Artistry series, discuss why they and Hennessy put art before commerce to create the right musical blend. Series dates: Chicago 9/12; Atlanta 9/19; Houston 10/3; New York 10/7.

Video: ?uestlove & Melanie Fiona Mixtape Coming Soon

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Melanie Fiona will be dropping a mixtape with ?uestlove remixing and covering several records…below is a link to a teaser as well as a snippet of what they did to “Give It To Me Right.” The tape will be dropping this Friday (6/26), and preview clips will be dropping every day until then.

Check their cover of “Give It To Me Right” after the jump.

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Video: Method Man: “I can’t rock with a band, I get drowned out.”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Method Man & Redman respond to ?uestlove’s video.

Red said he wants it to sound close to the album since the songs are new. Meth said he would like to rock with a band but feels his voice isn’t strong enough.

Spotted @ RR.

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