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Questlove on the red carpet last night at the Key Club in West Hollywood host of The Roots Jam Session | Photo by John Wayne Maioriello

Last night, LAist had a spot on the red carpet of the Key Club in West Hollywood, host of The Roots Jam Session sponsored by Rock the Vote, Okayplayer and Keldof.

The Jam Session has become a Grammy weekend tradition, for the last five years, the Philadelphia-based influential hip hop band jam until 4am with a little help from some of music's biggest names who sit in throughout the night.

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We had two goals for the night; grab an interview with The Roots' drummer, Questlove and sneak into the show (we were only given access to the red carpet, we'd need to get our hands on one of those red badges to get into the club). Unfortunately, getting our hands on one of those badges or working our way past the massive men protecting the door was tougher than we expected.

While we were unable to witness one of the best live bands in the world, we were, however, able to get some time with the drummer/producer/DJ/music journalist/blogger minutes before taking the stage.