Questlove On The Intersection Of Food And Music

Questlove talks to Forbes about the connection between food and music starting with The Black Lily jam sessions he and The Roots would host in his living during the ’90’s. A who’s who of ’90’s upcoming hip-hop and R&B stars like Beanie Siegel, Eve, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Common would come to the sessions for the chef as much as the music. He connects blues and rock and roll to soul food, compares jazz to wine and liquor and he talks about his grandmother’s gumbo-like turkey stew.