@questlove / Questlove Gomez
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#ItWas50YearsAgoToday This lp was always in my dad's collection (dad was a vocalist who LOVED pop. Yeah he looked like a member of the #BlackPanthers. Ran the house like he was #JamesEvans. But his go to zone was some of the best dentist office music ever--feed your kids equal #StoneyEnd & #Rufusized & see what happens lol) ---I ignored #SgtPeppers because I never liked the 60s @capitolrecords logo (see how everyone is going #FigitSpinner mad? My version of that was taking records out the sleeve, & spinning them on my finger watchin the logo rotate. Seriously, I was obsessed with all spinning rotating objects--hence my record obsession)---If the logo was dope? Id give the record a chance. I'd love to revision a story of singing #WithinYouWithoutYou in my 2nd grade class--but the truth is it didn't hit me til 22 yrs AFTER its release. Sgt Peppers was the 4th CD I ever purchased for my high school graduation gift (cd player) (my 1st?- @LivingColourofficial's #Vivid 2nd #SlyAndTheFamilyStone's Anthology 3rd) #WalkingWithAPanther by LL & I think my 5th was #CookieCrew's "Born This Way"--sidenote their "Females" was used on #ADifferentWorld but WAS NOT ON THE LP---WHY!!?--ok lemme stay on track--entire summer of 89 this record blew my mind man. It still does. I'm recording music now on 16 track machine & struggling. Meanwhile these guys are using a 4 track machine & making some of the most timeless futuristic long lasting music ever. This lp INVENTED the idea of LPs being a statement. Not just a collection of 3 good hits & some cover songs. Liner Notes? This album. Gatefold? This album. Matter of fact this is the 1st "departure lp" (@TheBeatles wanted to be taken seriously & lose the teen pop tag, so they made "a Mixtape" of weird anti Beatlelike songs experimenting w different genres & recording techniques & the plan backfired: they became even bigger than ever--one could say so big that this actually became their undoing?) this album inspired Stevie Wonder to dream of endless musical possibilities (I say his catalogue picked up the torch left by the Fab4 once they imploded in 1970) words can't express the ripple effect this caused on its release. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
from Abbey Road Studios
The #JuanEp cats (@rosenbergradio & @ciphasounds) are N🍺T dru🥂k. I just always enjoyed listening to their show on 1/2 speed so it SOUNDS like they are drunk (yeah I'm a weirdo, I always play my records on chipmunk 45 speed, & equally listen to tapes/cds/files backwards too)--next to the defunct #TheChamps (not @drinkchamps but I love them too) these were my inspirations to pursue & develop @QLS. Now besides sanity, 2017 is now claiming one of my favorite institutions of hip hop edumuhcation. Some of my fav interviews w A list figures are on this show (peep Hov's interview in their archives---mad classic) come to think of it I was late on the #PatriceOneal bandwagon and it was his interview w these two (can't forget you @therealkfoxx lol I still laugh at that episode) that made me an instant fan. I smell a reunion a decade from now. But til then. Salute fellas. Thank you for keeping the culture alive.
Damn this is SUPER #tbt back when @TheRoots were traveling to spaces on the globe NO artist was willin to go. Me posin w my still tourmanager @tinafarristours #Repost @tinafarristours ・・・ @thenewcuba won #TBT today. Thank you for bringing us to Cuba before all of the American groups with matching t shirts came. What a difference 15 years makes... and yet I miss those anti imperialist billboards all over Habana. Cuba simply captures your heart. ❤️ - dancing in the hills until the sun rises and all that rum..... 😍😩...what an incredible concert with incredible people and musicians! You took me back @jauretsi! Definitely a highlight of my life. Further, who dis? @questlove is lookin like a jawn... 😏 #TBT #cuba🇨🇺 #cubalibre #fidel #jauretsi #theroots #legendary #beingatourmanagerislike
from Havana, Cuba
Wow...#MuddyWaters is one of my fav records. @redmangilla diggin in the files #Repost @rockwildermusic ・・・ I remember when I did that track man! You got the floppy to that? Wooowwww!!! Muddy Waters Fans ! What beat this song to on Muddy Waters ! easy ! ™@redmangilla
Not just simply #StillAGroup...they are now officially @TheRevolution! Follow em!!
from Paisley Park
One of my favorite cats @JerrodCarmichael pays a visit to #QuestloveSupreme (his #SupremaRollcall verse about #RickRubin was true) we discuss the science of comedy. His @hbo special & his @nbc comedy show the very very real @TheCarmichaelShow & his future plans for world domination & yeah....cereal. 1pm est (10pst) go to @Pandora to peep our new and past episodes!!) @qls #qls.
Dear @chethinks I think it's time for a revival of @DJClarkKent vs @damedashofficial fresh contest 2017 version. I refuse to let a fake news cat out stunt me at 30rock
from Rockefeller Center
At last audiences are realizing what I knew for 20 years: #FaceOff is a masterful comedy.
46 years later we are STILL askin: #WhatsGoinOn 5/21/71
from Detroit, Michigan
TSA Observing Madness at #SNL @comedianlilrel
from Rockefeller Center
Yo. Today was amazing. Rescheduled my dentist emergency (much to the satisfaction of some ahem angry high schoolers lol) & brought my dead DJ computer back to life (after 6 hours of surgery) and saw the last #SNL for a few cast members of the season. But NOTHING I mean NOTHING beats meeting one of THE most iconic background singers of rock history #FrankSimms @frank.Simms
from Top Of The Rock NYC
Jesus Christ my eyes went to the left photo & my first thought was "lemme find out my dad in Cuba in witness protection hanging w 2pac". Jeeze man. Denzel's FX person is a genius. I almost started crying on the spot for a second.
Alls Well That Ends Well. My Computer Got Fixed In The Nick Of Time! My Novocain is still working! & @pennsburyprom #BestPromInAmerica was lit! Hope you guys had a good time! Go out. Spread love and remember what I said: once in college, get to know 10 people who DO NOT LOOK like you do. Learn different cultures and background. Get to understand them and so on.... get home safe people.
Detroit City: Show #TheRevolution love 2nite at @MajesticTheatreDetroit. 7pm!
from The Majestic
I've seen a lot. I've seen everything. But w this? Yeah. Now I've seen it all.
👽: take us to your leader me: **points to Solange Knowles**