Questlove, The Roots’ drummer and bandleader on The Tonight Present, minimize his enamel as a director earlier this 12 months along with his Summer Of Soul documentary and now, he’s been given the chance to make use of that have to pay homage to certainly one of music’s nice pioneers and legends. Quest is about to direct a documentary about funk icon Sly Stone, exploring his work with Sly And The Household Stone and up to date battle for royalties on his outdated music. The movie additionally counts Widespread as an govt producer however doesn’t have a title or launch date but.
“It goes past saying that Sly’s inventive legacy is in my DNA,” Questlove defined in a press release. “It’s a Black musician’s blueprint. To be given the respect to discover his historical past and legacy is past a dream for me.”
Quest, who not too long ago celebrated his 50th birthday, additionally not too long ago made his characteristic movie voice appearing debut in Disney Pixar’s Soul. Since then, he reminisced about his experiences with a couple of of The Tonight Present‘s high-profile visitors, together with sharing his ideas throughout Odd Future’s iconic breakout performance and being mistaken for a security guard by Cardi B. His Summer time Of Soul documentary additionally won Sundance’s 2021 Grand Jury Prize.