Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots has been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. Questlove is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.