Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award–nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, The Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award–winning musician and the Academy Award-winning director of the 2021 documentary Summer of Soul.

His latest book MUSIC IS HISTORY, published by Abrams, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Music Is History

Mixtape Potluck

Creative Quest

Something to Food About

Mo' Meta Blues