Questlove Relaunches Okayplayer Records with Danny! and Young Guru Releases
Published Aug 15, 2012The Roots recently announced that they would follow up last year's Undun with a new record titled &TYSYC, while maintaining their duties as Jimmy Fallon's backing band.
Despite the busy schedule, Questlove has now announced that he will also be relaunching his label Okayplayer Records.
As Billboard reports, the label will return with Danny!'s latest release Payback on September 25, followed by Young Guru's first of three instrumental breakbeat albums, Essentials Vol. 1, on October 9.
Okayplayer Records was formed in 1999, but has been on hiatus since releasing compilation album True Notes Vol. 1 way back in 2004.
Speaking about joining up with Questlove's label, Danny! said, "My angst with the record industry has long been documented but it hasn't jaded my outlook. I'm fortunate to finally have a team behind me that clearly believes in my vision."
Meanwhile, Questlove stated: "I've been waiting years for the right moment to re-launch the label, and I'm eager to kick things off with Danny!. ... I'm excited for what the future holds for Okayplayer Records and look forward to releasing more great projects over the next few years."