Music artists Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson are expanding their repertoires in the television industry. According to Deadline, Thompson and Trotter have inked a first-look deal with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio to create projects through their production company Two One Five Entertainment.
Under the three-year deal, the two will collaborate with Universal Television to develop a variety of non-scripted and scripted programs. The deal comes on the heels of their success with the AMC docuseries Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America which The Roots members executive produced alongside Alex Gibney and Shawn Gee. The series delved into the narratives behind some of hip-hop’s most influential songs. Two One Five Entertainment has a slate of projects that include Black Woodstock which highlights the history behind the 1969 Harlem Cultural & Arts Festival, Soul Train the Musical and Black No More.