Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angeloto Eminemto Jay-Z. Questlove has also released two books including the New York TimesbestsellerMo’ Meta Bluesand Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation.One of his latest endeavors includes scoring Chris Rock’s film, Top Five, and also working as the music supervisor. He also recently produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton, alongside Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter. He will also serve as the Executive Music Producer andComposer on theA&E Mini Series “Roots.”
Questlove made his way into the culinary world with his signature "Love's Drumstick.” Currently, he is hosting a series of Food Salonswith world-renowned and innovative chefs at his Financial District apartment in the NY by Gehry building. Questlove has appeared as a Guest Judge on Top ChefSeason 11, his interest in food and his own culinary endeavors have been featured on the cover of New York Magazine, in Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, and seen on The View, Watch What Happens Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City,is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY MediaCenter. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundationin Philadelphia.
Questlove’s upcoming lifestyle and creativity book Creative Questis set to release in Spring 2018, following 2016’ssomethingtofoodaboutvia publisher Clarkson Potter. Additionally, Questlove and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotterwrote a new original song “It Ain’t Fair”for the critically acclaimed motion picture DETROIT,directed by Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow. The song is performed by The Roots and Bilal.