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Thread started 11/20/08 2:55pm

Revolution

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Questlove and the Rainbow Sparks

This KILLS me...our little dude sure knows how to roll: falloff Found this on another channel, hadn't seen it here.


Questlove from the Roots has been posting his True Celebrity Stories on okayplayer. This one had to do with Prince inviting him to go roller skating, found it quite hillarious:

valentines 2005.

grammy weekend in la.

it was a great weekend for us. our grammy jam went BEYOND our expectations.

parties out the wazoo and my girl was with me and we were like two kids in a candy store.

that monday marked the end of the weekend and my manager was smart enough to make sure that jill's show coincided with the festivities.

rapheal sadiq was the opener and his set smoked. jill came shortly thereafter and backstage was like a list central. midway through her set i got a text from P's assistant (he never calls, he has assistant call first to tell you "he will call you". this time the text said that there was a rollerskating valentines party and invite some "cool" people.

confused about that last line i asked for clarification. cool meant my crew: mos, kweli, jill, erykah, com etc...

so i made some calls and truly realized how conservative my crew was...half them mofos was talking about "im tired". even after the show jill was like "im tired" and what the hell was kweli doing in bed before midnight?

don't answer that.

so backstage i saw alan leeds and figured id extend an invite to team sadiq. leeds cracked the door open and there was chris rock, sadiq and eddie. alan laughed like "you'd soon as see me in the grave for you see me in skates. im going to sleep"

rock was like "sheeeeeit i aint rollerskating with these knees"

sadiq: "dog im too old for that shit...."


i mean none of them saw the light!.....all except.

murph: yo man...i think this is historical. i think i need to see if this cat can rollerskate. that is comic gold alone.

damn....he saw it the way i see it....i mean sure, my ex and i had an awesome valentines day and mr romance was in overdrive and what better way to end the night doing couples only rollerskating?---

but dog i went just so i could live to tell yall this story.


the rink was waaaaay out in glenside cali. and it was so empty i knew we had to wrong rink. until i saw dj rasheeda and her 3 girlfriends skating. they were so happy to see us like yay! more people!--i felt bad like i shoulda invited more people but rash told me this is how he rolls....like 12 is a crowd to him. im like "how can you dj with no energy....you know how hard it is to keep 12 people happy?--

the staff was even more hilarious cat napping in the back (it was 1am) i asked "how often does this happen?" the manager was like "he's paying for us to stay open until 4 so....what is your skate size?"

my ex and i did a good round alone for an hour. i told her just pretend that i rented this out. but then the more i thought about it the more i pondered "is this what i wanna aim for?" like the fame that isolates you? i mean jay does this family night stuff too but at least with him his fam of 25-30 is festive this is....scary. i mean the pizza concession guy looks like he should be studying for finals instead of watching a pizza rotate in the heated lamp umpteenth times.

come 2am we decided that maybe P changed his mind and we went back to get our shoes when suddenly


eddie comes in.


he whispered ventriloquist style "umm you just might wanna put those back on" i *winked* back.

sure enough p his then wife mel, larry g and his wife tina g and some friends i didn't recognize (im sure kids and grandkids...which struck me odd that i knew someone besides me that was allowed to be up after 2am on a school night and be under the age of 10.....but showbiz kids are like no other kids)


p had a large pulp fiction like briefcase in his hand and he hesitated to open it in front of me. so he walked over.


p: where is your phone?
?: my phone?
p: yeah i know you ahmir...where is it?
? (thinking he wanted to make a phone call) uh here?
p: (inspects the phone)....ok your coat is in coat check?
?: lol.....wait....you think imma record something? bwahahahahah
p: uh uh....coat check this phone....
?: awww man! what about HIS PHONE! (points at murph) that is Dr. True Hollywood Story)
EM: heeey man! don't point over here! my phone is in the car! (at this moment i was like "OH SHIT! I AM REALLY TALKING TO EDDIE MURPHY!!!!!" inside)

i sarcastically put the phone in coat check and wonder what the deal is.....i mean this man wears high heels and he dont want me to record him in skates? as if i wanted that footage?---


then he opens the briefcase.....


pulls out the most unique skates i ever seen in my life. they were clear skates that not only lights up but when you skate the friction of the wheels to the ground causes sparks to come into your trail....


sorta like the billie jean video for the skating generation.

he did a lap around the rink leaving a rainbow trail of light and sparks in his trail. and the nigga could skate!!!!!


murph caught up with me like

"imma get your phone for you....."

lol


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Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #1 posted 11/20/08 3:03pm

HamsterHuey

Revolution said:

'the nigga could skate!!!!!'


Classic
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Reply #2 posted 11/20/08 3:08pm

Revolution

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HamsterHuey said:

Revolution said:

'the nigga could skate!!!!!'


Classic


Oh damn, why did you quote that??? lol I got reprimanded once before for using that word...now again???? Oh Damn, Damn, Damn..

In my defense, it was not written by me, but taken from a previous source.
wink
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #3 posted 11/20/08 3:11pm

HamsterHuey

Revolution said:

HamsterHuey said:



Classic


Oh damn, why did you quote that??? lol I got reprimanded once before for using that word...now again???? Oh Damn, Damn, Damn..

In my defense, it was not written by me, but taken from a previous source.
wink


It's a quote., don't fret.

But the entire story; massively weird. Prince on skates. Wasn't he rollerskating in one of the Gett Off spin off video's? And wearing a bikini?
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Reply #4 posted 11/20/08 3:29pm

Revolution

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HamsterHuey said:

Revolution said:



Oh damn, why did you quote that??? lol I got reprimanded once before for using that word...now again???? Oh Damn, Damn, Damn..

In my defense, it was not written by me, but taken from a previous source.
wink


It's a quote., don't fret.

But the entire story; massively weird. Prince on skates. Wasn't he rollerskating in one of the Gett Off spin off video's? And wearing a bikini?


Yeah yeah, rollerskating is old school, right up P's alley...but custom made clear skates with light up wheels and sparks...ew weee, that seems like too much for even Prince...lol This story is funny as hell, but it makes me feel a bit bad for him too, he's got to be massively lonely at times. 12 ppl? at a party?
Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #5 posted 11/20/08 4:23pm

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i sarcastically put the phone in coat check and wonder what the deal is.....i mean this man wears high heels and he dont want me to record him in skates? as if i wanted that footage?



Erm.. that aint to hard to comprehend when you consider that you post every single anecdote of your interaction with Prince on okayplayer. Questlove is celebdoms answer to a gossiping little bitch in highschool lol
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Reply #6 posted 11/20/08 8:25pm

nurseV

eek eek eek
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Reply #7 posted 11/20/08 9:39pm

Paris9748430

Questlove has the best stories, because he's a true fan.

If he wasn't a successful musician, he'd be an orger!!!
JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #8 posted 11/20/08 10:39pm

wasitgood4u

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Legendary story! This should b a sticky! "Rainbow sparks" lol The most fun ispicturing EM's face. Why hasn't this turned into a sketch a la shirts v blouses?
"We've never been able to pull off a funk number"

"That's becuase we're soulless auttomatons"
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Reply #9 posted 11/21/08 5:31am

KidaDynamite

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Rainbow spark trails...clear skates with lights and Prince?! eek

Questlovesaid:


i mean this man wears high heels and he dont want me to record him in skates? as if i wanted that footage?---

You SHOULD HAVE recorded it. lol

Questlovesaid:


sure enough p his then wife mel

who dat?


This was funny.
surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #10 posted 11/21/08 5:31am

KidaDynamite

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Revolution said:

HamsterHuey said:



Classic


Oh damn, why did you quote that??? lol I got reprimanded once before for using that word...now again???? Oh Damn, Damn, Damn..

In my defense, it was not written by me, but taken from a previous source.
wink

Yeah, you got me in trouble with that. lurking lol
surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #11 posted 11/21/08 9:46am

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spit falloff briefcase like it was pulp fiction, PRICELESS!!
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #12 posted 11/22/08 8:27am

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Interesting also that this is from 2005 and DJ Rashida was there. I only heard of her 2006 I think. And from the way she's quoted saying 'this is how he rolls' it's as if she was already around for a while and known to his other 'sleb friends.

And I can't picture Quest in skates. Not sure he has the moves. This is crying out for a comedy sketch.
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Reply #13 posted 11/22/08 8:48am

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ok that's the best ?uestlove story ever.

hahahah
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Reply #14 posted 11/22/08 10:31am

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that was great.
?uestlove is the best!
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