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While U Were Asleep, @QuestLove Made Philip Michael Thomas Dope (And Twittered It) (And YouTubed It)

About five hours ago -- we presume post-Fallon taping -- Questo tweeted that he was locked down in the studio "trying a dilla move in which he takes a horrible album & tries to make a miracle." 

The album? From 1985, Living The Book Of My Life by Philip Michael Thomas, aka Tubbs.

Time spent from conception to execution: we're guessing about two and a half hours, not including the time he spent Twittering updates on his progress . . . or the time he spent editing/uploading the video of the recording process to YouTube. 

All we can say is that when we saw that Tweet, we didn't expect to have full documentation -- not just video but a zshare link to a finished track -- before our heads hit the pillow. 

The internets amaze us again. 

  1. Questo of The Roots
    questlove in studio looking for inspiration. *trying a dilla move in which he takes a horrible album & tries to make a miracle....
  2. Questo of The Roots
    questlove the album: 1985's ("good n terrible" (c) murph) Living The Book Of My Life by Philip Michael Thomas. wish* me* luck* lol
  3. Questo of The Roots
    questlove engineer steve to me as i blast the entire pmt album in studio: "ahmir...whatever i did..im sorry!"
  4. Questo of The Roots
    questlove i can't believe i listened to 5 entire songs in a row. dilla would listen to ENTIRE songs before he makes a move.
  5. Questo of The Roots
    questlove whew. after 18 chops i *think* i got something.
  6. Questo of The Roots
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