808 is a new documentary chronicling the “heart of the beat that changed music.” The forthcoming film, which tells the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, features a slew of influential artists who were influenced by the 808. From Highsnobiety: “Directed by Alex Dunn, the documentary has been making waves around the independent film circuit this […]

Okayplayer and Everytown for Gun Safety have launched a photo campaign featuring artists in solidarity with the anti-gun violence movement.

The Sound

Behold "Questlove Supreme," a three-hour radio program that will supplement Quest's role as Pandora's first "artist ambassador."

Yesterday (April 29), Instagram launched its new @music account with special shout outs to The Roots’ drummer Questlove and budding Japanese artist, Tricot. Both artists have reportedly been involved with the launch. For @music’s first post, Instagram’s founder and CEO Kevin Systrom outlined the purpose of the new account, that’s “dedicated to exploring music around the globe.” […]

The Life

Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source. In honor of World Book Day, add nine of the best music must-reads to your Kindle roster. One Day It’ll All Make Sense – Common   Common delves into his […]

Some people might think that Questlove is just an iconic producer and drummer, but they may be overlooking one other talent. The man can actually rap. The evidence we have for this comes in the form of a new video, which shows why he opted to hop on the microphone for a rare moment in rap […]


Well, this is happening fast. A week ago, it looked like we were going to go another year without new D’Angelo music. Within three days, we get an album title (James River is no more), a tracklist and a new song. At midnight, we’ll get the album itself. The folks at the listening party got […]

The late night TV scene has been shuffling the cards of late. Jimmy Fallon took over as the host of “The Tonight Show” and it was just announced that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on CBS’s “The Late Show.”  Talk show host Arsenio Hall decided to have some fun with the whole thing, […]

Drummer, producer, author and all around music nerd Questlove is no stranger to controversy. He confessed his memoirs “Mo Metta Blues” that his witty banter (both spoken and played) has landed him in hot water on several occasions. As the man responsible for the walk on music for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, Quest played […]

Arts & Entertainment, Music

The music gods seemed to converge in New York earlier this week as two musical geniuses combined their talents.  Soul singer D’Angelo and Roots drummer Questlove  jammed at Brooklyn Bowl, performing some classics and new material. RELATED: DEMOS Web Series Interviews The Roots’ Black Thought D’Angelo opened his set with his new single “Yes”, then […]

James “J Dilla” Yancey is one of the most prolific producers ever to touch the hip-hop game. He was at the helm of songs for many of your favorite artists like Erykah Badu, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest. Sadly, Dilla succumbed to Lupus in 2006. While Dilla’s passing was a great loss to hip-hop, […]