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Questlove Challenges Biz Markie (Bob James Related)

October 14, 2009

Questlove compares Tumblin’ Dice to a frog, then talks about the creation of his airtight vinyl library containing over 60,000 records.  He also retells the long told tale of Biz Markie’s alleged copy of Bob James performing “Take Me To The Mardi Gras” live without the bells and lays down a challenge for Biz to produce a physical copy of the record.  Questlove then breaks down some of the crazy aspects of music publishing, masters, and sampling.

Notable Quote:
“There’s about maybe 15 cats that can bust my behind in record digging.  Shadow, Muro…”

Part 2 after the break!

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Questlove has more records than you do. « Gotta Groove Records
October 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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corporation October 14, 2009 at 9:48 am


Did Stax Records really give Kanye all it’s masters? that’s crazy!


IV October 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

4:37 is mad funny haha


silas October 14, 2009 at 11:50 am

i swear to christ in my wildest production dream beside a portable neako based on a mac and evey moog piece of gear did i comprehend that you could get the masters like that and its staxs. I dont even really like kwest all that much but i would punch taylor swift dead in the mouth for just the drums.


pigpen October 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

im pretty sure stax offered the stax masters to a bunch of people. Jake One told me he has about 200 of them that were given to him, he did a few joints off White Van Music with them including the single with Freeway.


Mitch October 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

LOL Silas, hilarious. This was a great interview.


Rafferty October 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

oh snap, Biz better come correct


Lukus October 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Lol @ 8.20


aw October 15, 2009 at 10:13 am

biz lies about a lot of shit. ask de la and freddie foxx and marley and eric b. biz said mc shan wrote the lyrics to paid in full. biz said he did all of his beats and marley engineered all of it. now marley lies too. but biz definitely didnt do all of his own beats.


TONY TRAXX October 16, 2009 at 9:29 am

quest love is deep and knowledgeable. much respect. he does his homework !!


Theko K.O. the teQniik (R.S.A) October 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

I think Silas needs some schooling, ?uest is music…he’s beyond just beatmaking-I mean he was a musical Director for the Dave Chappelle show. Much respect to him,he’s still my personal be after J-Dilla


TONY TRAXX October 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

TWO QUICK POINTS … *1 I think its sad that the people who actually made the song has no say-so who gets thier masters. its bad enough they don’t have there masters. now their being sold all over the industry to the highest bidder ! thats the real issue here. #2 i think that just because the record labels couldn’t adapt to the internet frenzy with this downloading shit they shouldn’t take it out on the artists with that 360 deal scam. and its funny people are still living and breathing for a deal.ITS POSSIBLE TO BE A INDEPENDANT REALESTATE AGENT WITHOUT USING THIER OFFICE AND THIER FAX MACHINES AND PAYING HALF YOUR COMMISSION TO A REALESTATE AGENCY LIKE REMAX lol
quest love is smart but he’s being pimped too.ALL THESE RAPPERS NEED TO BUY LESS BLING AND PUT THIER MONEY TOGETHER AND BUY CLEAR CHANNEL OUT ! this will solve the whole problem.TAKE BACK THE MUSIC !!


NooB October 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

so I have a newbie question…what exactly does he mean by Masters records?


TONY TRAXX October 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm

masters is the origional ‘ the numero uno . the rights to the song. like whoever owns micheal jacksons masters will be on the top 20 richest people in the world feel me


NooB October 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

oOOOo iight. Good looking out Traxx


th!z October 20, 2009 at 11:47 am

NooB it also means the individual tracks that make up a song, for example the drums and the guitar and the bass and the vocals and the piano as separate .wav files


Figment October 18, 2009 at 10:02 am

Props to Quest for pretty much calling Kanye lazy – about time!

One catalogue i would fucking kill for the masters to?



Superbizzee October 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

I agree with you Traxx.

It also seems that some members of the Juice Crew have a problem with telling the truth (ie; Roxanne Shante) ;-)


a3204520 November 4, 2011 at 1:47 am

I’ve said that least 3204520 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean


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esakai January 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

Can you up, or re up the video to somewhere else? I’ve tried watching on three different computers with different operating systems, and browsers, and the videos still don’t load. Thanks.


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