Questlove Is Executive Producing The Music For The Roots Reboot


The Legendary Roots Crew has come a remarkably long way since Organix. Bandleader and drummer extraordinaire Questlove is one of the industry’s leading tastemakers, and now he’s been called upon for insight on the reboot of a lifetime.

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Quest has been tapped to executive produce the music for the upcoming reboot of Roots, based on the classic miniseries from 1988. According to the press release, Questlove will “create the authentic African sound and themes for the characters as well as produce the overall sound as the music progresses each night.” Kunta Kinte himself LeVar Burton will be executive producing the reboot and Laurence Fishburne has already been cast to star as Alex Haley, the narrator who wrote the original book back in 1976.

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