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Questlove Explains How One Of The Roots' Favorite Philly Chefs Helped With The Creation Of 'Things Fall Apart'
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"With great food we enticed people to collaborate with us and as a result yielded our first Grammy," Quest said in a new interview.
In a new interview with the Guardian, Questlove shared how one of The Roots' favorite chefs from Philadelphia played a part in helping Things Fall Apart come to fruition. Terry, a chef at Philly jazz club Zanzibar Blue, was enlisted by the group and was asked to cook for them every Friday for 15 weeks.
"He'd come to my apartment around 5pm and just cook up a storm. Word got around and practically the whole musician community showed up," Questlove recounted. "My house could comfortably hold maybe 18 people, but 60 or came. Not just any 60 people – Jill Scott, Mos Def, Common, De La Soul, Eve, Floetry…With great food we enticed people to collaborate with us and as a result yielded our first Grammy."
Elsewhere in the interview, Quest discussed his friendship with the late Anthony Bourdain and how the chef disliked artist Billy Joel's music.
"When I heard of Anthony's death, I thought of the times he'd come on the Jimmy Fallon show and ask, 'What are you playing as my intro?' and I'd say, 'You're going to love it, Anthony – it'll be a great rocker,' but then we'd play him on to a Billy Joel," Quest said.
The rest of the interview can be read here.
In related news, Quest recently cosigned DaBaby, Young M.A, and Rapsody as a part of Genius' website series, "The Cosign."
Source: The Guardian