Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and member of The Roots – Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is also the Musical Director for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and soon to be The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician’s indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D’Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Recently making his way into the culinary world with his signature “Love’s Drumstick,” ?uestlove began his own culinary quest with off-premise catering, featuring Creole and Korean inspired soul food with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and “on-a-stick” decadence, for hi-profile exclusive events. In 2013, Ahmir also released two books including the New York Times Bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues and Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation.

In 2007 Questlove played at a benefit for Artists for a New South Africa.

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