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Roots Drummer Questlove Tries Out a Vegan Diet

The hip-hop musician is the latest star to experiment with a plant-based diet for health reasons.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer of prolific hip-hop outfit The Roots and resident bandleader on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has adopted a vegan diet in an effort to maintain his health and extend his life expectancy. The Philadelphia native—whose group rose to prominence in the 1990s for its unique, neo-soul sound—embarked on what he calls “a great vegan experiment,” six weeks ago telling, “I want to be the first member of the hip-hop generation to live past 60.” Thompson joins fellow hip-hop stars Erykah Badu and Def Jam Recordings founder Russell Simmons, both of whom have been longtime advocates for plant-based eating.


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