Questlove Talks 'somethingtofoodabout', Prince And More On NPR's 'Fresh Air'
In case you missed it, our faithful leader, Questlove, just published his third book, somehtingtofoodabout, joining his two longstanding loves for musical and culinary excellence in 233-pages of foodie follies, interviewing legendary chefs from around the world. Naturally, Questo’s taken to the press runs in support of the book’s release, stopping to chat it up with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. While the book plays centerpiece, Questo doesn’t shy away from speaking on his hero, Prince, sharing a few rib-tickling-anecdotes on the fallen legend. He also delves into his doo-wop-centric upbringing with a familiar tale of how he brought Frankie Lymon’s “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” into his first grade show-and-tell, and shares the origin story for The Roots’ The Tonight Show theme song.
Hear the full interview down below and grab your copy of the new book while you’re down there. For more of Questlove’s Prince reminiscences, jump back to read his personal essay on just how heavily The Purple One marked his career and artistic philosophy.