Questlove is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia's most influential hip-hop group, the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
[Creative Quest] is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to understand the impulse, psychology and spark behind creative ideas. -- Rolling Stone Powered by the pistons of Questlove's ever-curious mind and his decades of experience in varied artistic projects with top entertainers, thinkers and creators, this book feels fresh and personal. Credible research is buttressed by here's how it played out for me stories, and his humor and geniality shine through -- BookPage Creative Quest is a comprehensive, funny, and honest exploration of artistic process. My favorite read this year. -- Donald Glover I read so many books, and I have time for so few of them. This book paid off every minute: I loved keeping company with Questlove's agile mind as he worked through the problems and promises of creativity. -- Issa Rae Creativity presents an opportunity for people from all walks of life to be heard. Questlove brilliantly delivers a must-read guide for all creatives, who desire to define and cultivate their own, unique voice. -- Lena Waithe [Questlove's] mind is literally a galaxy of stars. In this book, we witness the astronomer mapping the constellations, reminding us to keep our heads to the sky and remember that our greatest gifts are hiding in plain sight. -- Hank Willis Thomas When Questlove says he's going to do something, he will find out how to do whatever that is, and become a master at it. I can't think of a person more suited to write a book about being creative. -- Jimmy Fallon Questlove's generous, provocative guidebook offers experienced wisdom about tapping into the creative process. -- Publishers Weekly Think of this book as a remix that might help you tap into your own creativity and trust your intuition. -- Esquire