While promoting his upcoming show Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America, Questlove also took the time to talk about who he believed was the most underappreciated hip-hop artist of all time.
During an appearance on the podcast Fired Up With Brad Jenkins, Jenkins asked The Roots bandleader and drummer the question, to which Questlove responded with De La Soul, the trio made up of Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo.
“We have taken from the tree of De La Soul so many times and they have never gotten credit for it,” he said. “I’ll say that. Just as far as – I’ve watched them use samples that later been used and built empires. I’ve seen them do concepts. Everything that De La Soul has done, I’ve seen other people come in and do afterwards and it’s like, ‘Ah!’ So yeah, De La Soul.”
Jenkins chat with Quest can be listened to here.