Earlier this year, Questlove shared the story of how he was once hired by Prince to do a DJ set at a private party in Philadelphia. Questlove was honored to spin records for his idol, but Prince wasn’t really paying attention as Quest played Fela Kuti. Prince walked over during the set and told Questlove, “Play something else.” After trying another song, Prince’s assistant walked over to Questlove, handed him a blank DVD case, and said, “Play this.” Questlove opened the case, and it was Finding Nemo. He had been instructed, by Prince, to cut the music and play Finding Nemo.
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Last night at Brooklyn Bowl, Questlove showed love to Prince in a hilariously fitting way. On the night of Prince’s death, Questlove played the entire Finding Nemo movie during his DJ set. This time, though, the music played and the movie was on mute. “It’s only right,” Questlove said on Instragram.