Arts & Entertainment, Music

Questlove’s MasterClass Mix (Bonus)


Lesson time 19:21 min

Watch as Questlove performs his exclusive MasterClass playlist in an unedited DJ set.

Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

Topics include: MasterClass Mix


[MUSIC PLAYING] [SMOOTH TRUMPET] MAN: Director! [MUSIC - JEAN KNIGHT, "MR. BIG STUFF"] WOMAN: Some boys-- you know they is how they is. JEAN KNIGHT: Oh, yeah. (SINGING) Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are? Mr. Big Stuff, you're never gonna get my love. Now because you wear all those fancy clothes. Oh, yeah. And have a big, fine, car. Oh, yes, you do now. Do you think I can afford to give you my love? Oh, yeah. You think you're higher than every star above. Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are? Mr. Big Stuff, you're never gonna get my love. [MUSIC - ANDY GRIFFITH, "THE FISHIN' HOLE"] WOMAN: Some boys-- you know they is how they is. [MUSIC - CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS, "BAM BAM"] MAN: Oh, my God. We now ready to get mad. CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS: (SINGING) Ah. I want you to know that I am the man who fight for the right, and not the wrong. Seeing this and seeing that. Going here and going there. Soon, you will find out the man I'm supposed to be-- I'm supposed to be. Ah. [MUSIC - RYAN LESLIE, "DIAMOND GIRL"] RYAN LESLIE: Yeah. MAN: Director. RYAN LESLIE: (RAPPING) They tried to put me in a box. It's impossible. R-Les. (SINGING) Oh, yeah. (RAPPING) This time, it's all or nothing. (SINGING) Set it real. Oh, yeah. (RAPPING) Listen. I'ma take your 10 rounds like a boxer, baby. Show you how I put down with rocks, my lady. Promise you asking when I'm done for more. I'ma switch it up and make life comfortable. I'ma be the reason you're not sleeping, baby. I'ma invade the thoughts you keeping maybe. If you're still not convinced, I'll tell you more. Make you forget the way you felt before. Oh, oh. I can be your wake up reason daily. You can be my first and leading lady. I'ma make you happy that you waited for me to settle down. Oh, oh. I'm ready, and I'm not afraid to say it. I'm tired of the game, already played it. I'm over all 'em other girls I dated. I tell you what you are. You're my diamond girl. You're the one I put the rock on. You're my diamond girl. You're the one that I quit the game for. [BRIGHT MUSIC] [MUSIC - EVE & GWEN STEFANI, "LET ME BLOW YA MIND"] WOMAN: Some boys-- you know they is how they is. This tune a deadly one. EVE: (RAPPING) Yo, yo. Drop your glasses, shake your asses. Face screwed up like you having hot flashes. Which one? Pick one, this one, classic. Red from blonde, yeah, bitch, I'm drastic. Why this, why that, lips stop askin'. Listen to me, baby, relax and start passin'. Express way, hair back, weaving through the traffic. This one strong, should be labeled as a hazard. Some of y'all niggas hot, psych, I'm gassin'. Clowns, I spot 'em and I can't stop laughing. Easy come, easy go. EV gon' be lastin'. Jealousy, let it go. Results could be tragic. Some of y'all ain't writin' well, too concerned with fashion. None of you ain't Giselle, cat walk and imagine. A lot of y'all Hollywood, drama, casted. Cut bitch, camera off, real shit, blast ...

About the Instructor

Ahmir Thompson—better known as Questlove—is an iconic DJ, the drummer for The Roots, and the “coolest man on late-night,” but his first love is collecting and mixing music. Now the Grammy winner is sharing his passion with you. Explore DJ techniques, expand your musical vocabulary, and learn how to glide from genre to genre—including hip-hop, neo-soul, jazz, R&B, and more—to curate your own perfect playlist.

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The iconic DJ and Roots drummer Questlove teaches you how to be a better DJ, deepen your love of music, and make a perfect playlist.

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