Jay-Z approved of Questlove’s baby gift. The Roots drummer told us at Saturday’s second annual Comedy Awards that his gift to Blue Ivy Carter was a big hit with the infant’s hip-hopping daddy. “Jay loves it,” said Quest, who was on hand at the Hammerstein Ballroom to perform with his band.
Back in January, the Afroed music aficionado told us he was still working on a specially curated iPod of 12,000 songs to present to Hova and Beyoncé, but he didn’t quite reach his goal when he presented it to the new parents. “I put like 4,000 songs on it,” Quest said, adding, “Ironically, I only got to the letter J.” The bandleader and part-time deejay wanted the iPod to feature songs spanning the alphabet but said he’ll make up for the missing tracks another way. “We have a system now where I’ll re-up it once a year, every Christmas,” said Quest. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.