The Roots

The 10 best Questlove quotes

Questlove is best known as drummer and musical director of Grammy Award winning band the Roots. He has produced for countless artists including D’Angelo, Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse while acting as creative powerhouse for singers like Erykah Badu.

CD reviews: M.I.A., School of Seven Bells, the Roots, Jaill

M.I.A., “MAYA” (Interscope) On her third and boldest record, English/ Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. has created the most challenging music of her career. Given her ubiquitous presence in gossip blogs, her new son and a public battle with The New York Times (about alleged inaccuracies in a large feature the NYT Magazine wrote on her in late May), it’s no surprise that “MAYA” is her most polarizing effort.