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.

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“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

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