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CEO & Founder

Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971) known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion, Questo, Brother Question or Qlove), is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, which is now the in-house band for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Dan “Dantana” Petruzzi

Dantana started working with Okayplayer in March of 2000 after answering a classified ad in the Philadelphia City Paper.


Ginny “Gingerlynn” Suss

Ginny Suss learned everything she needed to know about rhythm and melody from Michael Jackson (R.I.P.).  She often spins her Bad picture disc, cranking up “Man In The Mirror,” her cat’s favorite song.  Her favorite possessions are her Wu-Tang earrings, her Fela vinyl, her Punky Brewster DVD collection, and her Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots. She once won a bet with ?uestlove by holding 50 popsicle sticks in her mouth for 5 minutes.  It wasn’t fun.  Fashion icons include Bea Arthur, Grace Jones, and Wendy & Lisa.


Eddie “Stats” Houghton

Eddie STATS hipped the hipster who hipped you to Alice Smith, M.I.A., Gyptian, The Very Best, Tiombe Lockhart, Akon, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, BLK JKS,  Drake, Vybz Kartel, THEESatisfaction, Jovi Rockwell,  Ka,  Gary Clark, Jr., De Tropix and Sizzla. He is a Detroit nationalist and a good-ass writer.

Content & Media Manager

Femi “Shamz” Obasaju

A man of leisure, a champion in the fields of academia, a pursuer of truth, a scholar and a gentleman… but mainly a whiskey loving, hedonistic, ink addict who writes for your favorite blog.

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