. Questlove Is Our Next Music Director « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Harper’s Bazaar – Since cofounding hip-hop collective (and current Tonight Show house band) the Roots in 1987, Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson has become a prolific DJ and author, and produced tracks for the likes of Erykah Badu and Jay-Z. His Sundance award–winning documentary commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Summer of Soul, arrives July 2 on Hulu. “For Black entertainers, music was the only cathartic outlet we had in terms of grasping the type of freedom that white people had,” he says.

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