MuchMusic caught up with the Root’s outspoken drummer, ?uestlove, before they hit the stage at Toronto’s Kool Haus to talk about the impact of the Supreme Court appointed Bush administration on hip hop. “This whole so-called democratic process is nothing,” he said of Bush’s election. “That was a coup. A coup d’etat.” Still, his outlook was not entirely bleak. “Black music sees its best moments when Republicans are in office. Reaganomics gave birth to hip hop, definitely, the crack period.”
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