If my 8th grade class could see me right now!
“There was a radio station battle on class trips and WMMR would always win.” Although Questlove didn’t tell us what his station of choice was, we could tell it wasn’t MMR. A lot has changed since the 80’s and the West Philly native is now proud to be on the legendary rock station. “I cannot believe I made it after 20+ years… How you like me know Frank Polumbo?”
The Roots drummer admits he resisted bands like Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osborne as a kid. 93.3 WMMR launched four years before Quest was born, but during those preteen years he probably resented the station and the classmates that made him listen. After a few years at CAPA he was learning a lot from John Bonham and began appreciating “Crazy Train.”
Listen to our interview with Questlove and relive the epic DJ Drum Off…
WMMR celebrates it’s 50th anniversary next year (b. April 29, 1967), what do you say we do this again sometime soon to celebrate, Quest?