Questlove, Bloomberg Announce Launch of ‘Made in NY’ Media Center

Your favorite drummer has a new gig.

By Jamilah King Oct 02, 2013

Questlove may be one of the busiest people on the planet. Most famous for being the drummer of the Roots, Questlove made his way down to Brooklyn on Monday to help launch the "Made in NY" media center, one of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signature initiatives.

The new space is located in Brooklyn’s trendy DUMBO neighborhood and is housed in a 104-year-old building that was once a coffee factory. It’s meant to be an incubator for creative talent across disciplines. 

"Collaboration between the sectors is crucial if we’re going to be the global media capital of the digital age, and our administration is working hard to make sure that’s the case," Bloomberg said during the press conference.

Questlove is serving as the center’s first artist-in-residence. "In recent years, technology has really played a game-changing role in how we create and how we consume art," he told reporters. "Who knows–maybe I’ll create the new Tonight Show theme with someone here at the center."

(h/t Gothamist)