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

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 Bull hosted an "On the Floor!" music session at the House of Deréon Media Center in Midtown. The event was part of the Red Bull Music Academy, which for the past 12 years has searched for applicants to participate in its week long creative workshop open to producers, vocalists, DJs, and instrumentalists. This year's destination is Tokyo, and applications must be postmarked by April 4.

The day began with rap icon Bun B leading a Q&A session with the Roots' multi-talented drummer/bandleader Questlove, who talked about growing up in Philly, the formation of The Roots, how busking in NYC changed his life, and the joys (and pitfalls) of sampling music.

With his signature Afro, large glasses, and smile, he commanded the attention and admiration of a room full of Houston artists, promoters, and students.

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