Questlove was greeted by a sea of flashbulbs as he stepped up to the decks at Mai
What does it take to get 500 plus hip-hop lovers out to a club on a Monday night? Apparently, an appearance from record producer, drummer and DJ extraordinaire, Questlove of The Roots.
He was able to break away from his regular residency as a member of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s house band for an appearance at Mai with support from local artists Jane Dupree, Dee Goodz, Wick-It and Chancellor Warhol, who recently scored a spot in the finals of BMI’s ‘Road to Bonnaroo’ contest.
The venue filled to capacity early and several famous faces dotted the crowd including Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill, his gorgeous wife, artist Jessie Baylin, music producer Danger Mouse and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
“Who knew that spinning music could be such a spiritual experience for people?” tweeted Questo after his set, which
lasted over three hours and served as a guided tour through the story of hip-hop. “Nashville you guys were awesome.”