Questlove & Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter on Songs That Shook America (Extended Interview)

Published on October 11, 2019

Questlove chats about his party-throwing guide, Mixtape Potluck, and calls out Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter’s secret cooking skills, plus Jimmy embarrasses them both with throwback images from their high school days as they discuss their series Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America.

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  • Hassan Whiteside Headband 2 years ago

    I better not see any comments bullying Quest love

  • Rock Star 2 years ago

    Hello I love you

  • Luna Moon 2 years ago


  • Juveriya Rockzz 2 years ago

    I hope everyone is having an amazing day

  • Melanin Nichka 2 years ago

    Imagine one day Jimmy Fallon invite me ??? Dear God are u listening to me?

  • Morning Immo Show 2 years ago

    Wonderful ! Thank you from France ! ????????

  • Christopher 2 years ago

    I don’t think it’s humanly possible to be cooler than Tariq

  • Rex Sexson 2 years ago

    Questlove is the best.

  • New Message 2 years ago

    This is one thing that The Tonight Show does right. The band is part of the show.. like, integrally, and not just a ‘throw to commercial’ camera target.

  • Ronni Tuppurainen 2 years ago

    Questlove and Tariiq mad respect!!

  • Petra J. 2 years ago

    Extended Interview is always the good stuff.

  • Rex Sexson 2 years ago

    I remember the day the roots came out. I bought their first CD.
    I thought that’s it.
    That’s real.
    That’s music.

    Not catering to a broad audience but music that speaks to a broad audience. Music is emotion, something you feel.

    It is a time, place, smell, event or commentary.

    It can make you think.
    Get up and dance.
    Understand a deeper meaning.

    Like Public Enemy,
    Gil Scott Heron,
    Stevie Wonder,
    Jimi Hendrix,
    Marvin Gaye,
    Curtis Mayfield,
    George Michael
    And others
    It is music to invoke to thinking, to be better.
    To see the world in a way where we all must understand we are one race, the Human Race.

    Questlove, The Roots, or any version there of does this.

    Thank God for them not making music for money’s sake.
    But making music for the sake of the human race.

  • MKAY Thanks for Subscribing Have a nice day! 2 years ago

    *These guys look like they could perform music/play musical instruments they should start a band or something*

  • MKAY Thanks for Subscribing Have a nice day! 2 years ago

    *I am SHOOKETH*

  • candlewolff 2 years ago

    Quest! Nice Mala.

  • Rhaenyas Phoenix 2 years ago

    Many casual fans may know The Roots only as the band from Jimmy’s show, but true music/hip-hop fans would tell you they are one of the OG greatest hip-hop bands ever. Especially Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter is one of those MCs that even the more famous rappers pay mad respect to. He’s probably the favourite rapper of your favourite rapper.

  • Chris Sanchez 2 years ago

    Who’s a fan of ( JIMMY FALLON )❤️

    ⤵️On my road to 1k subscribers❤️any support will be amazing❤️

  • the hydronator 2 years ago

    had to do their own intro music lol

  • Carl Rosenzweig 2 years ago

    I’m older than and just as “shockingly Caucasian” as Bill Burr. I’m very ignorant when it comes to rap and hip hop. It’s not really my jam for the most part. But I just love The Roots and can’t get enough of them.


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