?uestlove/Questlove of the Roots was one of the performers at the Red Bull Music Academy (speaking of Red Bull :p) takeover of the Boiler Room NYC session earlier this past month along with Joey Bada$$, LATBUSH ZOMBIES, JUST BLAZE, THE UNDERACHIEVERS and THE Flying Lotus. Hop over to boilerroom.tv for more coverage
Anywhoo, ?uestlove’s set is especially magnificent because it’s a tribute to the late and still very much great producer J Dilla. The Roots have already put out a mixtape of J Dilla covers in the past so the connection between the two entities is definitely strong. According to the obligatory British Boiler Room announcer, many of the tracks in this set are new and unheard of, which may suggest a release of a second J Dill inspired Roots mixtape sometime in 2013.
Per usual, the Boiler Room crowd is almost non-existent in terms of energy but the vibes from the room do translate in the video as you’d be hard pressed not to find yourself bobbing your head to this excellent set.
R.I.P. J Dilla.