?uestlove Talks D’Angelo Project, 11th Roots Album

posted February 09, 2009 07:18:02 AM CST | 9 comments

While The Roots can now count on their new gig as Jimmy Fallons house band [click to read] to pay the bills, their love for music is still as strong as ever. In a recent interview with weeklydig.com, ?uestlove touched on his work with DAngelo, as well as the next Roots project.

What was once seen as a shelved project, DAngelo has plans to release his follow-up to 2000s Voodoo this year. ?uest, who has worked side by side with the R&B singer on several past projects, will also make his mark on DAngelos new disc.

The last I touched this record was in 2004, and that was when he was going all the way rock," ?uestlove said. However, I am to believe at least in our conversations that he did 100 percent just actually a clean slate...I'm one of the last elements to be added. Which basically means he's at least more than halfway done, which in D'Angelo speak is a miracle.

Settling down for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots will still do one-off gigs on the weekends to keep their live performances fresh. Not only that, but they are reportedly already getting material together for their next album.

We started our 11th [album], I'll say three weeks ago, before we came over [to South Korea], ?uestlove explained. Continuing, he added, I assume that all our studio activity will triple now that we are in one steady place. Not to mention, we actually convinced [NBC] to build us a studio in the dressing room.

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