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c71
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https://www.vibe.com/2020/05/black-thought-questlove-first-look-deal-universal

Black Thought And Questlove Secure First-Look Deal With Universal

May 15, 2020 - 7:50 pm by VIBE Staff

“One of our goals is to become the premiere hub for music storytelling.”

Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter landed a three-year first-look deal with Universal. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the founders of the Legendary Roots Crew will create scripted and unscripted content for Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal TV under the duo's Two One Five Entertainment imprint.

“This deal is very important to us as we've been content producers and storytellers for our entire career,” Questlove said in a statement on Wednesday (May 13). “A significant investment from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television in our vision allows us to share these stories on a much larger scale. Tarik and I see this as the next chapter to our careers, and we are very involved in the entire process. I'm directing, Tarik is writing and we both are producing.”



The deal extends the Roots decade-long relationship with NBC, first on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night talk show in 2009, and serving as the house band for NBC’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, which premiered in 2014. Questlove is also music director for the Tonight Show.


“Many of our initial projects have been music-centric content, and one of our goals is to become the premiere hub for music storytelling — a safe space for these stories to be shared across a variety of platforms,” added Black Thought. “Eventually we will expand outside of music with our stories. However, as we all know, every story has a rhythm and Two One Five Entertainment will harness that rhythm and create well-produced, compelling content.”

Two One Five Entertainment's roster of projects include the AMC docuseries, Hip Hop Songs that Shook America, along with Black Woodstock, chronicling the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The company has also had a hand in the Broadway productions, Black No More and Soul Train the Musical.

  

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Questlove is the Neil Degrasse Tyson of Music
May 17th 2020
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he'd ruin it
May 18th 2020
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Nah, I'm sure Quest, by wisely making key choices as far as
May 21st 2020
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RE: he'd ruin it
May 21st 2020
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      I don't think he has a good grasp on what people want vs what he wants
May 22nd 2020
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Absolutely. He'd do it justice
May 23rd 2020
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I'm ready for another season of "Songs that Shook..."
May 22nd 2020
5

flipnile
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1. "Questlove is the Neil Degrasse Tyson of Music"
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Amazing how many random music docs I've been watching and sure enough here's Questlove with his view.

I think it's dope.

Been saying for years that 15 should be in charge of the Prince archives. We'd get a dope new-to-us Prince album every year if that was the case.

  

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CherNic
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2. "he'd ruin it"
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c71
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3. "Nah, I'm sure Quest, by wisely making key choices as far as"
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building his team (check your inbox, qoolquest), will excel in many areas - including possibly working with Prince's family on the Prince estate.

yep

  

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BlakStaar
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He'd be great at running the Prince archive, though this comment makes me wonder if *serious* fans of the Purple One are unimpressed with his estate's output thus far? I haven't heard too many complaints; just desires with more releases with unreleased songs or specific versions.

I still can't believe the "Originals" album came out. I never thought a quality version of the "Sex Shooter" demo would see the light of day.

I realize songs like "Wonderful Ass" are not new to the die-hards but who knows why certain songs from the vault have yet to be released.

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CherNic
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6. "I don't think he has a good grasp on what people want vs what he wants"
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Same could be said for the estate though lol so there's that

  

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