?uestlove Clarifies "Secret Project" With Jay-Z, Says It Was His Carnegie Hall Concert

UPDATE: ?uestlove denies that there is any "secret project" in the works.

The Roots' bandleader ?uestlove recently took a break from deejaying during a party at the Sundance Film Festival a few weeks ago, revealing that he's working on a secret project with Jay-Z. Though he didn't go into details, he said that he took a break from working with Hov to hit up his 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, and that the fruits of their labor will be revealed in the forthcoming weeks.

"Basically, Jay's a friend. I went there and it was hectic," he said. "He and I are actually working on a secret project, so I was kind of taking a break from working with him and he was just like, 'Come by the opening.' So I came. So we're doing something real big in the next few weeks."

He also noted that Jay keeps on pressuring him to hand over an iPod for Blue Ivy Carter's nursery, a promise he made in a magazine article several months ago. Quest said that he still plans to hand over the fully-stocked device in order to give BIC a musical foundation.

"He's absolutely elated and in cloud nine. And he's waiting for his iPod. Yes, I'll give you your iPod. I kind of promised to him in my Rolling Stone article that I would have this nursery iPod. Not nursery songs, but I figure I kind of said, by the time your daughter's three, she's going to know who Frank Zappa is and Captain Beefheart and LL Cool J and John Coltrane. All you do is put this in her nursery and play it 24/7 and it's just going to baptize her in music. So ever since I said that seven months ago, he's been like, 'Where's my iPod? Where's my iPod? Where's my iPod?' That's going to be my contribution. I'm going to mold her musical mind."

Watch the full interview below (Hollywood.tv via HHNM).

UPDATE: ?uestlove has clarified quotes from an earlier interview, stating that he was referring to the benefit concerts that Jay-Z performed at Carnegie Hall. "RT: THERE IS NO JAY Z PROJECT. That "Project" is from an OLD INTERVIEW. I was speaking of Carnegie Hall Show. Its the 4th time I've said this but I'm getting more & more blog links saying the opposite lol. RT this please!" he wrote.

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17 Comments

  • daviddanielz

    F-ck yall mad at me for? You dont even know what Ive been through I play chicken with a Mack truck Yall muthaf-ckers woulda been moved I swam waters with great whites Yall muthaf-ckers woulda been chewed I hustle with vultures late nights Yall muthaf-ckers woulda been food F-ck wrong with these dudes Try to walk around in these shoes See the shit I saw growing up And maybe you can take a peek at Beys boobs N-ggas fantasize about the shit that I do daily like These rappers rap about all the shit that I do really Im like really half a billi n-gga Really you got baby money Keep it real with n-ggas N-ggas aint got my lady money Watch the Throne dont step on our road Bad enough we let you step on our globe When my nephew died, daddy dead N-ggas took the price on my uncles head Nobody called the cops as my uncle bled So I feel like Im collecting on my uncles bread Bow down, you spose to pay homage dont spill hate all on my garments Commes Des Garcon, f-ck your fresh head shots n-gga f-ck your vests F-ck the pig, no pork on my fork Peace God cause you know a n-gga just went Ham Jay-Z

  • New Headline

    Do your homework DX b4 posting old interviews

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE DON'T EVEN PAY MY ASS TO RIDE HIS DICK, HE JUST JIZZS IN MY FACE.

  • G-Zus

    Not a secret anymore...Dickrider.

  • Anonymous

    We must be inspired by much more than all the selling out, and accumulation of wealth from these celebrities.

  • Money Flaco

    This could be some monumental music. It;s god to have some musicality to our genre and ?uest & The Roots def hold it down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0kbl48NhzQ&list=UUHUgaeoSWUfFgUr0Xuee7mg&index=1&feature=plcp

  • Essex

    Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971) known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion, Questo or Brother Question), 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 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has produced for artists such as Common, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa and more recently, Al Green, Amy Winehouse and John Legend. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, The Randy Watson Experience, and The Grand Wizzards. ?uestlove is and will always be the man. This man's music knowledge cannot be rivaled. So Anonymous need to STFU pronto.

  • YESSIR

    THIS COULD BE GOOD SOMEBODY ELSE CAN CARRY JAY BECAUSE HE FELL OFF. BLUE PRINT 3 WAS TERRIBLE AND HE RODE KANYE ON WATCH THE CLONE. I ALWAYS THOUGHT WAYNE SHOULD DO A WHOLE ALBUM WITH THE ROOTS.

  • Anonymous

    questlove is a douche. fat ass nigga always riding someones dick. you're a late night show monkey now, quest. shut the fuck up.

  • Anonymous

    Jay stays winning.

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