As y’all may know from the last post, the brotha Ahmir Thompson a/k/a Questlove, the drummer from the Legendary Roots Crew programmed the drums on the “Purple Flip” joint that was leaked yesterday. Well here is what he had to say about the song itself…
Let’s get down to business immediately… I want to drop something new on y’all today. The night before our vacation to Bermuda a couple weeks ago, Phonte hit me up at about 1am and passed me this joint to play on. He was telling me that Questlove had flipped Prince’s “Take Me With You” and that he and Carlitta Durand also did their own take on the lyrics…. Dope. I sent my parts back, Nicolay finished it up while we were gone and now we have a 5-person collaborative effort in tribute to the living legend himself….
PURPLE FLIP [right click and save to download MP3 file]
Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson– Drums, Samples
Nicolay– Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano
Zo!– Moog synth, additional rhodes
This is the first in a series of random goodies that we will be periodically dropping off in your mailboxes. (Who loves ya, baby?)
We recorded this over a month ago specifically for a ?uestlove tribute party dedicated to The Purple One himself. Other than passing it off to a few DJ friends who vowed to keep it on some secret squirrel, “bet you aint up on THIS!” status, no one has ever heard it. In the wake of the incredible loss we suffered on June 25 however, this joint took on somewhat of a deeper meaning.
We decided to share it with our fans not only as a token of appreciation, but also as a way of paying respect to one of our last living musical geniuses.
Let’s not wait until tragedy strikes before we show love and gratitude to our heroes, people. Give them their flowers while they live.
This one’s for you, Mr. Nelson. You are loved and appreciated.
‘Tay and Nic
Enjoy this one!…