Questlove named TIME’s Coolest Person of 2013

As if we didn’t think so already, TIME Magazine has made it official: Questlove is TIME’s Coolest Person of the Year. Since the man hailed from this very city, you shouldn’t find it surprising that we were thrilled to hear the news! Questlove had an insanely successful year and the honor couldn’t be more well-deserved.



Check out a snippet from the article below:

Questlove, the drummer of the alt-hip-hop band the Roots, dropped bits of coolness everywhere this year. He wrote two cool books, Mo’ Meta Blues—a smart postmodern memoir—and a coffee-table book chronicling Soul Train, the show so cool that my dad, in a failed attempt to prevent me from growing up to be a dork, forced me to watch it as a child. He composed the music for Comedy Central’s very cool Inside Amy Schumer. His website, Okayplayer, which allows alternative musicians to create songs together online, made the dopest Christmas sweater ever. Every Thursday night, he deejays at a bowling alley in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And since the Roots are Jimmy Fallon’s house band, he’s about to become the bandleader on The Tonight Show. He also deejayed at 13 weddings this year, including that of 2013 Coolest Person runner-up Pharrell Williams. We picked Questlove over Williams because there’s no song titled “Last Night a Recently Married Guy Saved My Life.”

Read more here: Coolest Person of 2013: Questlove by Joel Stein | 

Now, go and rain congratulatory tweets on him! Congratulations Questlove!