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Storyville 2: Questlove Tells The Full Story Of The Time Prince Replaced Him w/ 'Finding Nemo'

Questlove, you may have heard, tells the best stories. Prince, in our experience, is the best stories. It stands to reason, then, that the only thing more hilarious than a Questo story about Puffy, say, or Patti would be a Questlove Story About Prince. In theory, if you crossed these two story-streams–if unstoppable narrator met inscrutable subject–you could open a portal onto a whole other dimension of funny.  So when Questo tweeted not too long ago about that time he once got fired from a DJ gig so the Purple One could watch Finding Nemo, well, we knew we had found…The Singularity. The Perfect Storm. The Purple Grail, if you will, of Questo celebrity stories. Or at least, we thought we had. Surely there had to be more to this story than could be contained in 140 character summary…Right?

We were determined to find out. We got Questlove on the horn and when the chairman of the storyboards had finished his tale, we knew that what we had discovered was so good it was destined to become: Storyville Part 2, The Electric Boogaloo! This story has everything you could want in a Hollywood script, really. The Dilemma: 11 people, 10 Prince tickets. The Dramatic Entrance: Prince on a runaway golf cart! The mystic quest: get Prince a pool table–on the top floor of a VIP club! The Random-ass Detail: Prince is a pool shark! The Blessing: Faced with setbacks, our hero summons the spirit of his funk ancestors! (Fela, of course).  The Other Random-ass Detail: Finding Nemo! The Call-Back: Well, you have to watch ’til the end for that one.

But that’s not the only reason to watch this story over and over again. No, no, no. When our go-to genius of animation Hectah was done making movies out of Questo’s words, he had added, dare we say it? a whole other dimension to this perfect story. A few fun things you can do with this video: 1) See if you can spot 1 or 2 famous faces amongst the 10 people in Questo’s entourage 2) See if you can name the classic 1980s music video Hectah channels for Questlove’s blind date 3) Name the Philly-based movie that sets the scene for the face-off with Prince’s assistant. And 4) See if you can spot the Ellen DeGeneres cameo! Try to do that with a tweet.

All in all, we thought the final product would make a pretty nice birthday present for Questlove’s 45th Birthday…which just happens to be today. So without further ado, may we present: Storyville Part Two: Questlove v. Prince!

Comments

  • SOJo

    maaaybe… he really wanted to see the movie that night?!

  • http://instantnyc12.tumblr.com/ Terrence Boogie Monster

    Insane. The way he did Kevin Smith was pretty bad also.

  • Jose Torres

    honestly i don’t get the hype behind Prince. He is a straightup fuckboi. dude is fruity than a bowl full of oranges. his music is lame…

    • http://www.zombo.com/ Daigoji

      I highly recommend you do some research before making a fool of yourself in public. That “fuckboi” is more of a man than you, got more ass then you ever will in your life and can play over 50 musical instruments. His records have gone triple platinum and he revitalized the “movie music video” genre made popular by the Beatles with Purple Rain. He is responsible for numerous acts and songs that he wrote and simply gave away across jazz, pop, rock, metal and even R&B ballads.

      Dude, it is ok not to like his music, to each his own, but your comment comes across as an ignorant zit faced kid whose testicles haven’t dropped yet talking shit about a guy that would not only kick your ass physically, but in life with what he’s accomplished and the accolades he received.

      Man, you seriously need to do some research, his music has changed with each decade since the 70s.

      Kid you are out of your damn mind hto post some ignorant stuff like that in public.
      Wow. I’ll give you that, when your testicles drop you may have some serious balls or a lack of damn sense.

    • Jose Torres

      I’m sure he has gotten more ASS than me… Nothing about my life is Ass. now fuck off kiddo.

    • http://www.zombo.com/ Daigoji

      Was that a retort? Try again once testicles drop.

    • Jose Torres

      hahahaha good one FOOL……

    • Jose Torres

      And that was a retort? please….Amusing but found still lacking…..

    • Find Your Pleasure!

      HAHHAHAHAHAHAH

    • Mark Slater

      You think his music is lame because you think his only music is the stuff he wrote and performed in the 80’s. Look up his writing credits some time. You are CLEARLY unaware that he has written or co-written hundreds of songs for artists including some of very biggest names in show biz. The man is a true musician. He doesn’t just sing the songs his record company provides him like every pop star today. Chances are he wrote a few songs for those artists, and those that he wrote are the famous ones.
      He plays DOZENS of instruments, and not like he can just pound out louie louie on them. The man is actually one of the best guitar players in music ever. And he is very very good on most of the rest of them. He’s as much the “Real Deal” as there possibly is. Do a google search for songs written or co-written by Prince.
      Fuckboi? What are you 11?

    • Jose Torres

      I posted a comment that i’m guessing was not approve; yet you approve some messages that are just as offensive. are your moderators that biased? now my original thoughts are lost in translation…Mybe I am wrong? that is precisely why I am emailing you.

    • Elemi Brown

      Just curious…who do you think is more TALENTED or better than Prince? Or better yet who are your….let’s say….top 5 musical artist in your opinion?

    • Jose Torres

      from that time frame i will go Marvin Gaye, Rick James….countless others.

    • Akademik

      Marvin Gaye and Rick James are before his time you dummy! #knewhedidntknowmusic

    • Jose Torres

      bugger off, dummy.

    • Jose Torres

      depends on where you draw the “line” for the time frame Dumbass! Were timeframes established? sorry i didn’t get the memo… now fuckoff

    • Jose Torres

      More of a man that an Infantry NCO…sure. he is a fuckboi/faggot/ bisexual that has lame music in my opinion. attacking me isn’t going to change my mind. Now kindly bugger off!

    • Jerald Jackson

      as a sgt in the army myself…you sound stuck on stupid

    • Jose Torres

      Sure jerald, have some respect and leave. You and everyone else commenting on my opinion of the guy. you all don’t like it you don’t have to comment. go about your day.

    • rastoma

      You didn’t post just an ‘opinion’ and just simply ‘dislike this artist’. You implied he’s gay, which as was mentioned has always been straight and had more beautiful women than you will ever dream of. Now your comment that you don’t ‘get’ him and his music is ‘lame’. Fair. No problem with that. THAT is an opinion and one to be respected. What people are having a problem with is how childish you said it by throwing in derogatory lies.

    • Jose Torres

      sorry but Prince is gay. he is bisexual, likes boys and girls. do some research.

    • zo

      go away.

    • Jose Torres

      No bugger off

    • Jose Torres

      No, you go away. And go fuck yourself.

    • Jose Torres

      I’ve had quite alot, i don;t wear heels either. Prince is bisexual do your research.

    • Jose Torres

      fuck off.

    • Akademik

      You’re the only asshole commenting on a post about someone you say you don’t like! Who’s the asshole? I don’t understand you weirdos now a days!

    • Jose Torres

      fuck off kid….. you’re the asshole. its evident in how you responded to my peaceful post…

    • Jose Torres

      You’re coming in broken and fucked up… Do some fucking push-ups Sgt, for sheer cheek you’ve shown.

    • Jose Torres

      Dude who cares, people dislike different artists I don’t fucking like him. end of story.

    • zo

      you could have just ended it with this, but this has turned into one of the saddest, most pathetic trolling attempts i have ever witnessed. why can’t you just leave it alone?

    • Jose Torres

      obvoiusly not….I’m the troll? no friend, not at all. I posted an opinion and was immediately attacked… read comments. Hard to be the bigger man when I’m the one getting my opinion attacked. maybe you should appear to the people actually trolling…

    • Jose Torres

      Because some of you want to continue attacking a man for his opinions. You seem to want me to be the better man ( even though I already am) to just stop addressing the various fuckboys that start trash talking me. Then when I respond equally , somehow I am the “badguy”. it’s all amusing….

    • Jose Torres

      If it’s todays music he wrote for, that explains a lot… No thanks, good riddance to trash. What are you like 11 1/2?

    • http://www.ilsensual.com Inez Lewis

      WTF is wrong with you? Are you fkg kidding? WOW

    • Jose Torres

      It’s my opinion. What the fuck is wrong with you? fuck off.

    • Inez

      You commented in a public forum and I think you are a moron for your opinion. YOU fuck off. Fuckboy.

    • Jose Torres

      you’re a very ugly fuckboy. Grow up dude. lol

    • Inez

      I’m looking at your face and you have nerve to call ME ugly! LMAO!

    • Inez

      Your an ugly fuckboy with no taste lol,

    • Jose Torres

      I call them like I see them, you’re ugly as sin and you’re attitude and disrespectful nature make you infinitely uglier… You fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch. You are the poster child for abortions gone wrong….get the picture? you damn fugly! it’s reflective of your ego and attitude. attacking people for their opinions… you and the rest of the haters, pure ugliness.

    • Inez

      Yawn. You are such a bore.

    • Jose Torres

      take a nap then. Preferably a long , long, long, long…………………….nap.

    • http://www.zombo.com/ Daigoji

      Jose? You are quite a bemusing pathetic child. Sound like you ain’t had pussy since pussy had you. You need to get out more kid.

    • Jose Torres

      You are certainly one to talk… You must have hit every branch on the ugly tree…. You poster child for abortion you! lol…..

    • Jose Torres

      You first fuckboy you first….

    • Inez

      That’s all you got? Isn’t trolling your thing? Maybe you should try something else. You really suck at this.

    • Jose Torres

      not really, i am telling off those that got disrespectful with me, first. i am not the troll, you are. Nice try though.

    • Inez

      You are a troll. Just not a very good one.

    • Jose Torres

      If I’m a troll you definitely are. I just expressed an opinion that none of you like. Welcome to America!, people are allowed to have differing opinions. now fuck off troll!

    • Inez

      You are such a liar. You did not just express an opinion If that was all this would be over. You where disrespectful at a sensitive time. If you look at this whole thread, you are the only troll. You come of sad a pathetic.

    • Jose Torres

      sad a pathetic? lol. I am not a liar. think what you want, but leave me alone troll.

    • Inez

      Yes very sad and extremely pathetic you are. I said what I meant.

    • Inez

      You are also the one who started out very disrespectful talking down about someone many love on a thread when he died. You started this.

    • VampireUmpire

      Always one fuckboi to call someone else a fuckboi.

    • Jose Torres

      Sure fuckface. Go fuck boys somewhere else. get off the internet!

    • VampireUmpire

      Ooooooh, you told me!!!

    • Jose Torres

      thanks . I try sometimes.

  • Find Your Pleasure!

    Very Funny!

  • http://www.corpseonpumpkin.com/ JARET FERRATUSCO

    This is amazing. Well done.

  • ETraubman

    I would totally love to see Hectah do an animated depiction of the story Quest tells in his book about the time that he met KISS when he was a little boy traveling with his family during his dad’s performing days. I laughed out loud when I read that story! What do you say, Quest and Hectah?

  • VeganGalNoLa

    Cute animation! Great story!! R.I.P., Creative One.

  • Jose Torres

    ugly hole not ugly whole. Correct yourself, before you wreck yourself Fool!!!!

  • http://www.zombo.com/ Daigoji

    Ack, wrong person