Fans of Questlove will have the chance to purchase a record from his personal collection. The Future of Food Entrepreneurship Program, a program that links high school students with businesses in the sustainable food space, and the Food Education Fund, a nonprofit that works with students in public high schools with a culinary focus, are receiving all proceeds from the collaboration between the Roots musician and the livestream shopping platform Whatnot to auction off some of his vinyl.
Set to kick off this Friday, April 7, the livestream will be hosted by Questlove himself. As for the records on the auction block, the collection is made up of 50-year-old vinyl across soul and jazz.
Among the offerings are The Awakening’s Hear Sense Feel (1972), The Soul Searchers’ Salt Of The Earth (1974) and The 24 Carat Black’s Ghetto Misfortune’s Wealth (1973). Also in the mix are The Cannonball Adderly Quintet’s Why Am I Treated So Bad (1967), James Brown’s Hot Pants (1971) and Kool & The Gang’s Music Is The Message (1972), among others.
One lucky fan will also be invited to come with Questlove for a shopping trip at A-1 Record Shop in New York for National Record Store Day on April 22.