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Questlove in 2012
Questlove in 2012
Background information
Birth nameAhmir Khalib Thompson
Also known as
  • Questo
  • BROther ?uestion
  • Brother Question
  • Qlove
  • Questlove Gomez
Born (1971-01-20) January 20, 1971 (age 53)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • disc jockey
  • music journalist
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • Drums
  • keyboards
  • bass
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • turntables
  • vocals
Years active1987–present

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and one of the frontperson for the hip hop band, the Roots. The Roots is the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014.

Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica.[1]

He is an instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bischof, Jackie (February 11, 2013). "Questlove of The Roots Branches Out to Africa". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. "Ahmir "?Uestlove" Thompson: Adjunct Instructor". New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2019.