Mastering notes for the album Things Fall Apart by The Roots

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These six (6) pages of lined note paper contain handwritten notes in black and blue ink made by Questlove. The content pertains to mastering of the album "Things Fall Apart" (1999). The pages were torn along the left side from a bound notebook, with the upper and lower right corners of each page rounded. The pages are preprinted with lines on both sides, but text is only written on the front side of all six pages.
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Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Roots
Restrictions & Rights
© The Roots
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Written by
Questlove, American, born 1971
Subject of
The Roots, American, founded 1987
Electric Lady Studios, American, founded 1970
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Hip hop (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Place used
Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
ink on paper
H x W (each): 9 13/16 × 7 1/2 in. (25 × 19 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture