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Questlove

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Writing a Rap Coloring Book Is Not That Easy

    Earlier this week, Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, a book that I wrote and illustrated and that was curated by the superhero Bun B, went on sale. The day that it officially released, I sent an untold number of texts, letting people know that it was out. I watched it move online, refreshing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    How Can Anyone Think MTV's 24-Hour Online "Music Festival" Is a Good Idea?

    In recent years, it seems like music festivals have begun to pop up left and right. While it was once something you had to travel for, it's now hard to live in a major city without encountering at least one local music festival each year And now, music festivals have become so cool that even MTV is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Six Examples of How James Harden Follows in the Tradition of Great Rockets Hair

    When the Houston Rockets acquired James Harden in late October, general manager Daryl Morey finally found the superstar that he longed for. Houston would go on to post billboards around the city featuring Harden with the caption, "The Beard Has Landed!" So far, Harden has delivered, as he is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    HSPVA's Robert Glasper: Jazz's Newest Hip-Hop Star

    If you're looking for homegrown musical success stories of 2012, you could do a lot worse than Robert Glasper. True, technically he lives in New York, where he became such an in-demand session player he called his 2009 album Double Booked, but now the Missouri City native and HSPVA grad is on the ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    ACL 2012: Saturday's 9 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    6 More ACL Acts to Look Out For This Weekend

    I'm what you can call a late bloomer when it comes to music festivals. Before coming to work for Rocks Off, my festival expertise was regulated to the Houston International Festival and that one SXSW that I spent bar hopping on Red River then somehow managing to sneak into Stubbs through the artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Top 10 Things to Expect at ACL Fest This Year

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival burned the midnight oil overnight, announcing the 2012 lineup at precisely 12:01 a.m. Mercifully, all the rumor-spreading and speculation is now at an end and people can either go about the business of buying $200 three-day passes or shutting the hell up about R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Rumor: Eminem To Perform At Tonight's Shady Records SXSW Party

    Most of the world's biggest rappers - Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, T.I., 50 Cent - have performed in Austin within the past week, are about to perform, or are at least in the city partaking in the SXSW festivities. Rocks Off was leaving Stubb's late Thursday night and heard Snoop Dogg performing ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Smooth: 10 Definitive Neo-Soul Tracks

    Nearly 12 years after the release of Voodoo, Michael Eugene Archer, better known for his stage name, D'Angelo, has emerged out of his self-imposed exile. After doing battle with drugs and alcohol for a decade, last week the singer kicked off a European tour entitled The D-Tour, for his first live pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    What If? Five Potential Hosts For A Revamped Soul Train

    ​The news of Don Cornelius' suicide earlier this week left many stunned and hurt, especially those who were fans of the legendary TV show Soul Train. Noted for being the alternative to American Bandstand, the show ran from 1971 to 2006 opening the doors to young performers and countless gener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Week in TV: The Muppets Now Control Everything

    Not much happened last week, what with everyone taking extra naps and blaming it on the turkey. Still, it wasn't a totally uneventful week in TV Land: • Having been dragged back into the mainstream spotlight by Jason Segel, the Muppets are now eyeing a return to TV, the medium that first brought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    RIP Heavy D: Why Are The '90s Slowly Dying On Us?

    ​Word just came from TMZ on Twitter - yeah, yeah - that hip-hopper Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44. The artist, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was the leader of Heavy D & The Boyz, best known for cuts like "Chunky But Funky" and "Now That We Found Love". So far details have Myers coll ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Five '60s Soul Stars Jay-Z & Kanye West Should Hit Next

    thelocal478.comWelcome back to Billboard, Otis.​Say what you will about Watch the Throne - and people, including several members of Team Rocks Off, have said a lot - but it's all anyone in music seems to be talking about these days. Which makes sense; it's not every day that two megastars (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Jimmy Fallon Takes in the Rodeo, Ninfa's

    "Thank you Houston! I'm hooked," Fallon tweeted​Late night host Jimmy Fallon breezed into town over the weekend to take in a Questlove show, film some segments at the rodeo and eat at the original Ninfa's. What should we expect Monday night? Here's another twittered photo: ​

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Saturday: Questlove, Bun B & Jimmy Fallon At Red Bull Music Academy

    Photos by Marco TorresQuestlove (left) and the king of the trill talk shop.​Red Bull Music Academy feat. Questlove, Bun B & Jimmy Fallon House of Deréon Media Center, Music World Entertainment March 5, 2011 See more photos of the "On the Floor!" event in our slideshow. Saturday night, Red B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Nine Rappers About To Be Eaten By Their Own Beards

    musiconplay.net​In today's crowded music industry, it's becoming increasingly difficult for artists to stand out from the pack, but sometimes a facial package of ample weight and gargantuan growth will do the trick. Look out, these hip-hoppers are one hair strand away from disappearing into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    The Top Five Hidden Rap Tracks

    ​Life bursts at the seams with mysteries we'll never fully understand, like the Texans' decision to pass on Vince Young, Kesha's entire existence and the strange concept of hidden songs. Some of them are superior to the ones that make an album's final cut and track listing. Why hide a song th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    5 Rock Deaths That Shook Us Down

    ​It was sometime this past Saturday night that we first heard that Ronnie James Dio was dead. It was after midnight and we had just bellied up to the Mink's front bar when we checked our Twitter feed and saw that Dio had passed on. Our body froze every metal bone in our body ached for a few minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Tonight: Houston Filmmaker Raymond Gale's Electric Purgatory at Domy Books

    Electric Purgatory screened almost two years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, but Rocks Off still hasn't seen Houston director Raymond Gayle's film about the plight of the black rocker. We're gonna miss the next screening too - tonight at Domy Books - due to Thanksgiving travel, but we are ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Five Spot: The Laid-Back Genius of Devin the Dude

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Ohio's rapper-turned-Internet-sensation Kid Cudi signed his first major ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009

    Musicians on Twitter

    Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Von Won, Lil O, Ludacris, Flo Rida, the Roots, Suge Knight, Too $hort, The Kanye, Ghostface Killah and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.       (Churchy) Single of the Week:  "I Love You," Von Won     Wire To Wire     ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008
  • Music

    June 12, 2008
  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    The Roots Will Not Apologize

    ?uestlove and company: Those who don't like our angriest album can step right off

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Stevie Wonder

    An Icon returns to the stage after 14 years

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down with Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    The Roots, with Floetry

    Wednesday, June 8, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.

  • Music

    May 13, 2004
  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Mouse Rap

    Okayplayer -- the Roots' home on the Net -- is more than just a Web site. For some hip-hop heads, it's a way of life.

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Murs

    Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition (Def Jux)

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tyrannosaurus Raps

    Jurassic 5 will help you remember hip-hop the way it oughta be

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    No Pimps Allowed

    Common and Black Eyed Peas dare to raise the artistic standards of hip-hop

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Original Style

    The Roots makes rap come alive live

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head

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