Why Questlove? Because he is an academic. He represents the essence of true musicianship. Firstly as a person and then as a drummer. He can play, he can produce, he can lead a band, he can session and above all else the guy can talk.
He can actually inspire you to do things with your playing without even touching his sticks, and that’s something. This is a two-hour long interview he did explaining his background and history along with his introduction to J Dilla. Do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing. I suggest you do it in parts cause the info in this video takes some time to sink in.