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Questlove To Make Cameo On 'Law & Order: SVU'

February 22nd, 2014 3:30pm EST
Questlove To Make Cameo On 'Law & Order: SVU'
Actress Mariska Hargitay has helped make hip-hop drummer Questlove's dreams come true by casting him as a victim on her hit crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The Roots star recently revealed it would be his "fantasy" to play a dead body on the popular show and now his hopes have become a reality.

On Friday, show writers took to Instagram.com to show off a picture of the 43 year old on set and announce his cameo, writing, "You'll never guess who's on the slab today."

Show star Ice-T added, "SVU Behind The Scenes: This corpse looks strangely familiar..."

The hip-hop hitmake...
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Questlove Apologizes For His 'Hurtful' Instagram Comments

December 27th, 2013 9:48am EST
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"Musical Nerd" Questlove has issued an apology for a series of online remarks appearing to mock the Japanese accent.

The 42 year-old musician, who was in the Asian country on tour, posted numerous divisive comments on his Instagram account during a conversation with music manager Dawn Englehart and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

The posts, as well as a video of a Japanese woman who he suggested was speaking "in tongues", have since been deleted.

The Roots drummer took to his Facebook page on Thursday to apologize for the comments, insisting he meant no offense.

In a prolonged  post, h...
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Andrew W.K. smashes drumming record at O Music Awards

June 20th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Rocker Andrew W.K. brought MTV's O Music Awards to a close with a bang on Thursday (20Jun13) when he set a new world record by drumming for 24 hours straight.

The She Is Beautiful hitmaker set up his kit in the Oakley store in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday (19Jun13) with the aim to smash the current record for Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store.

During his exhausting stint the rocker was joined by guest drummers including Questlove, Chad Smith and Zac Hanson.

The challenge coincided with the O Music Awards, which celebrates the best in digital music, and the determined dr...
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Drummer ?uestlove Goes Vegan In Order To 'Live Past 60'

March 30th, 2012 9:20am EDT
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The Roots star Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson has adopted a vegan diet in a bid to extend his life expectancy.

The drummer is known for his bulky build, but he's decided to embark on a healthy eating regime he's dubbed "a great vegan experiment" as he tries to slim down so he can outlive his rap peers.

Thompson, who is six weeks into his new meat-free diet, tells NYmag.com, "I want to be the first member of the hip-hop generation to live past 60."

Most recently, the hip-hop star's pal Heavy D, who suffered from heart disease, died at the age of 44 in November.
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Roots Drummer Questlove Opens Hoodie Store A Day Before Trayvon Martin Protest

March 29th, 2012 9:19pm EDT
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Hip-hop star Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson has become a partner in a new fashion company specializing in hooded clothing.

The Roots drummer has teamed up with entrepreneur Peter Shapiro to open the Hoodie Shop in New York and the Grammy-winning musician admits he's always had a passion for the casual sweatshirts.

He tells NYmag.com, "I have a love affair with hoodies that goes way back. When Tariq (Trotter, bandmate) and I first saw the Tribe Called Quest video for 'Can I Kick It?' and they were all wearing hoodies, I was like, 'Yo, we gotta go to the Gap (retail store) and get that.' That's...
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