Questlove is a lot of things: DJ, producer, bandleader, musical director, professor, and as it turns out a story teller. Patti LaBelle is also multifaceted. While she's most well known for her pipes, she's also got a quite a reputation for her potatoes... and her collard greens, and her pancakes, and her fried chicken, and pretty much any incredible soul food dish you can think of. As it turns out, she's also incredibly talented at evading collections. At least when the collectors are one hungry member of The Roots.
Questlove and the good folks at Okayplayer (oh yeah, he's also the founder of a company), have released a little bit of love from the vault. Animated by hip hop illustrator Hectah
, Questlove tells us about the time Patti LaBelle promised him some delicious eats, the stuff of rock n' soul legends, and then disappeared forever. Featuring narrative cameos from Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, Bunny Sigler and more.
So gather round kids, and lend Questlove your ears. He'll tell you about that time (and that other time) he tried to trade beats for friend chicken. Watch the video below, and find out if he gets what he's after: