In a recent interview DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45, the Roots explained how they nearly feuded with the acclaimed Hip Hop group the Fugees. According to the Philadelphia crew’s drummer and producer ?uestlove, he had heard a rumor that famed trio – which was comprised of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras – has subtly questioned their artistic authenticity as a Hip Hop band during a show.
“I’ll say that the closest we came to [a beef] – and it was more creative shit – I think it was a little something with the Fugees back then [in the ’90s],” said ?uestlove. “I heard a rumor, somebody called me and said they started doing some ‘Hip-Hop 101’ thing at their show and was like, you know, ‘If you see anybody else doing this [Hip Hop band] thing, remember you saw it here first,’ knowing that it was a lie. But that was the closest thing.”
The full interview with the Roots can be heard below, courtesy of Whoo Kid’s RadioPlanet.TV.