The Search for Creativity with Questlove | The Washington Informer

Questlove has many titles. Musician, bandleader, DJ, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, musicologist and founding Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member. His titles are connected to being well-studied, adventurous and creative.

So why would Questlove need go on a trek to pull the covers off creativity in his new book “Creative Quest?” Perhaps he wanted to go back to his roots — pun intended — as he is the founder of music group and “Tonight Show” house band The Roots.

Questlove, whose birth name is Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is on a never-ending journey to unpack the essence of the creative process.

“Each creative person sits at the base of a tree whose branches stretch far and wide — to other fields, back through time — in ways that help to define and redefine their creative process,” the renowned drummer said in his book.