The Roots legends Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter are bringing their musical storytelling talents to TV, thanks to a new deal with Universal Television.
Questlove and Black Thought have signed a first-look deal between Universal and their Two One Five Entertainment production company to develop an array of programming for digital and television content.
“This deal is very important to us as we’ve been content producers and storytellers for our entire career,” Questlove said in a press release.
“Many of our initial projects have been music-centric content, and one of our goals is to become the [premier] hub for music storytelling — a safe space for these stories to be shared across a variety of platforms,” Black Thought explained in the press release.
Along with co-founders Questlove and Black Thought, The Roots are made up of 10 other members who play a variety of instruments, including keyboards, saxophones, flute, bass, beatboxing, tuba, and more.