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He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.

The Roots has been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014.

Questlove served as executive producer for D'Angelo's 2000 album Voodoo, Slum Village's album Fantastic, Vol.

2, and Common's albums Like Water for Chocolate and Electric Circus.

From the PBS television series, Finding Your Roots, hosted by professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Questlove learned in December 2017 that he was descended in part from Charles and Maggie Lewis, his 3xgreat-grandparents, who had been taken captive in warfare and sold as slaves in the port of Ouidah, Dahomey (now Benin) to American ship captain William Foster.

They were among 110 slaves smuggled illegally to Mobile, Alabama, in July 1860 on the Clotilda.

The Roots' lineup was soon completed, with Questlove on drums and percussion, Tariq Trotter and Malik B on vocals, Josh Abrams (Rubber Band) on bass (who was replaced by Leonard Hubbard in 1994), and Scott Storch on keyboards.

While the group was performing a show in Germany, they recorded an album entitled Organix, released by Relativity Records in 1993.

He also arranged and drummed on Joss Stone's cover of The White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl".Besides the aforementioned albums, he has also contributed as a drummer or producer to Erykah Badu's Baduizm and Mama's Gun, Dilated Peoples' Expansion Team, Blackalicious's Blazing Arrow, Bilal's 1st Born Second, N*E*R*D's Fly or Die, Joshua Redman's Momentum, and Zap Mama's Axel Norman Ancestry In Progress, Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine, and Zack De La Rocha's currently unreleased solo material.In 2001, he collaborated as the drummer for The Philadelphia Experiment, a collaborative instrumental jazz album featuring Christian Mc Bride and Uri Caine, and the DJ of the compilation Questlove Presents: Babies Making Babies, released on Urban Theory Records in 2002.With the exception of The Fugees and Jill Scott, Questlove served as the drummer at the 2004 Brooklyn street concert and was the musical director for the entire show.Questlove was given an Esky for Best Scribe in Esquire magazine's 2006 Esky Music Awards in the April issue.

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