Fri 10 Feb 2012
(photo via Yvette Davilla)
After having Pete Rock kick off the “Black Fist Fridays” Throwback at Noon series, Mister Cee tapped Questlove to spin his favorite tunes this afternoon. He mixed it up with an incredible selection of classics from J. Dilla, Mos Def, Tribe, and all the oldies. Quest dedicated his set to Dilla, who he says was his mentor.
It was also hilarious that Questlove said one of the main reasons he was able to remain great friends with Jay-Z for over decade was because Hov is also a secret nerd at heart. The Roots drummer admitted their bond comes from a nerd-like place.
Listen: Questlove’s Black Fist Friday Guest Mix on Hot97
Hit the jump to see 10 Facts About J Dilla You Might Not Know.
1. His Father Ghost-Wrote “It’s a Shame” For The Spinners
2. His First Job Was As A Junior Police Cadet
3. He Studied To Become An Air Force Pilot
4. His First Musical Mentor Was Amp Fiddler, Not Q-Tip
5. NBA Star John Salley Once Managed Him
Related: Mister Cee’s Big Pun ‘Throwback at Noon’ Tribute Mix
Ed Lover x Hot97’s ‘Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts’ Throwback Mix
Mr. Cee’s ‘Throwback At Noon’ Big L Tribute
Remembering Heavy D: Mr. Cee’s Tribute Mix, Pete Rock on Hot97, and More