Words matter. These are the best Questlove Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I prefer to unwind by DJing. I learned that from Mike D from the Beastie Boys. After a show, he would DJ. Once I saw that, I wanted to do that. And now DJing is like my lifeline. I love the power it represents.
I don’t have friends, and it’s hard for me to make new friends. Right now, the people that are in my life are the people that I work with.
My first gig was at Radio City Music Hall when I was 13.
In terms of being a ‘sneakerhead,’ there was one point where I was obsessively following every sneaker blog. That’s the beauty of Twitter: To get the heads up on what’s coming out.
The president is just the coach of a football team. You need the right support, the right stadium, the right players, the right staff. An excellent coach is not going to win games.
I do secret stand-up shows around New York. I announce and tweet this to nobody – I get onstage and I do a quick five minutes.
Hip-hop is an instant gratification, winners and losers circle, and often those who are losing give up after three or four, five years.
I want the ‘Roots’ biopic to be animated – I see Charles Schulz drawing us. I think it would be more hilarious with the voices of children.
According to my parents, I just started drumming when I was two. I traveled with them from five to seven on the road, playing percussion. Between 8 and 12, my dad sort of prepared me by teaching me every aspect of road life.
Hip-hop is so much about character and caricature that people just see you as a character. Very rarely are you flesh and bone to people.
My parents were really strict about me not watching cartoons.
Hip-hop is such a disposable art form from a business standpoint. It never treats its artists as art; it never treats its product as art.
In the 2000s, I became an artist. I started preserving and educating. I became more obsessed with making iPod playlists for people.