Questlove Exec Producing Roots Remake, Hamilton Cast Recording
Two new Questlove ventures have been announced today. First off, Variety reports that he’ll be the executive music producer on A&E’s upcoming Roots remake, which is set to air next year. He’ll “create the authentic African sound and themes for the characters” and “produce the overall sound as the music progresses each night” of the four-night television event.
And, as Pitchfork points out, Questlove will also executive produce the cast recording for the new Broadway musical, Hamilton, alongside fellow Roots co-founder Black Thought. The production will open next month, and the recording will be available in the fall. Here’s a video preview of the musical: