Doing It Their Own Weird, Won…
by Ryan Reed
Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, drummer/sonic visionary for hip-hop icons The Roots, is currently being harassed by a gang of rowdy Muppets.
“Are we doing the Muppets now?” he asks a visitor outside his dressing room, his voice barely rising above a frustrated whisper. “Crap! I’m sorry—I gotta do this one song with The Muppets real quick.” And just as soon as he’d stumbled into the phone call, he’s vanished.
It’s probably a surreal sight—one of modern music’s most celebrated figures jamming with Kermit the Frog. And promoting the new Muppets film in an absurd comedy sketch probably isn’t, well, a “cool” thing to...