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Questlove in 2012
Background information
Birth name Ahmir Khalib Thompson
Also known as
  • Questo
  • BROther ?uestion
  • Brother Question
  • Qlove
  • Questlove Gomez
Born January 20, 1971 (1971-01-20) (age 49)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • disc jockey
  • music journalist
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • Drums
  • keyboards
  • bass
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • turntables
  • vocals
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts
  • The Randy Watson Experience
  • The Roots
  • Saturday Night Live Band
  • The Soultronics
  • Soulquarians
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • Christian McBride
  • D'Angelo

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and one of the frontperson for the hip hop band, the Roots. The Roots is the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014.

Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica.

He is an instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

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