Questlove appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new book Creative Quest, with the drummer making a rare foray across the studio of the long-running US chat show – The Roots, of course, currently serve as Fallon’s house band.
Dubbed “the human Shazam” by Fallon ahead of the segment, the host then challenged Questlove to take part in a Prince-themed ‘One-Second Song Quiz’.
After correctly guessing a raft of Prince songs from one-second snippets (including ‘Raspberry Beret’ and ‘Get Off’), Questlove then continued to demonstrate his encyclopedic knowledge of the late artist’s work by carrying on his hot streak with half-a-second and quarter-second snippets. Check out the full segment below.
Questlove, meanwhile, will rejoin The Roots for their forthcoming show at London’s Somerset House later this summer.
The Philadelphia band were recently confirmed as a star booking for the iconic venue’s Summer Series of gigs, which kicks off on July 5 with a show from Metronomy.
The Roots will play a rare UK gig with their forthcoming show in the capital, with the band due to perform at Somerset House on July 12.