If anyone knows the latest on the near-reclusive R&B sage who goes by D'Angelo, it would be Roots' drummer and NYU professor ambassador Questlove.
Lately, he's spent a great deal of his free time outside of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" laying down drum tracks for D'Angelo's perennially-anticipated follow up to 2000's classic LP, "Voodoo." And according to Quest, not only is the album nearly finished, but it's sounding like an instant classic.
"I'm heading out to Asia right now praying that we're still on schedule for when we said we were going to turn that record in," Questlove told Billboard. "All last week, I was in the studio finishing (the album). We spent close to 18 hours, well not me personally because I have to go to 'Fallon,' but usually right after work. He's the only person that I'll actually go to the studio with and stay there to six in the morning, re-doing these drum parts. I won't even do that for my own band, but I'll do it for him. Right now, we're just tightening up the loose ends. But I still stand by, 99% of it is done."