Roots Drummer Speaks Out and Up

The Roots released Rising Down this week, so drummer Questlove has been making the publicity rounds with characteristic forthrightness. First up is an interview in which he lambastes the band’s record label, Def Jam, for failing to promote the new album successfully:

They don’t know we shot the Rising Down video. They just know they approved an [electronic press kit] budget.

And then he chats with the New York Post about the problem with hip-hop in general:

Hip-hop is like a 34-year-old single woman with two children right now….The excitement is totally missing. Plus, there isn’t anyone really talking about anything relevant.

What, apple bottoms aren’t relevant anymore?

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