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Questlove Lists 40 Reasons Why Prince Was A 'Hip-Hop Pioneer'

Drummer still an avid fan.

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It's no secret that Questlove is a die-hard Prince fan. He penned a heartfelt essay on the lost legend for Rolling Stone, engineered a tribute performance at this month's Billboard Music Awards, and has now taken to Instagram to honor the icon once more.

Inspired by The Source's latest issue, which features Prince on its cover, the Roots drummer first admitted that he "chuckled" at the choice, before realizing "yeah it made sense," and then launching into a list that proves why Prince was, indeed, a #HipHopPioneer.

Among his 40 reasons? "Refused 2 b ordinary & eschewed the proper English language as a ways 2 communicate." "Made dis records." "Never wifed em, mostly replaced em." "Dropped music on the net in record time." "Looked out for his peeps on the low doing benefits and raising money like a modern day Robin Hood." Read 'em all below.

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