Watch Questlove Play a Corpse on 'Law & Order: SVU'

The Roots drummer's dream cameo came true

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Mike Ayers

As SPIN first reported last month, Ice-T shared a photo from the set of Law & Order: SVU that revealed a familiar looking corpse on the coroner's slab. Indeed, it was none other than Roots drummer/Tonight Show bandleader Questlove, who was fullfilling a fantasy of making a guest appearance as a dead body on the popular NBC procedural. The episode aired last night and the reviews are in: he killed it. In the above clip you might feel a bit lost (there's a rather technical conversation about goat hair going on) but just focus on Questo's skills at lying very, very still. It's hard to do!

This marks the second time he's popped up in a popular television series in recent months. In December, the known foodie also served as a guest judge on the latest season of Top Chef, where he oversaw a quickfire competition involving fried chicken. In other Roots news, the band recently announced the line-up for their annual Roots Picnic, set to take place on May 31 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Snoop Dogg, the War on Drugs, Janella Monae, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson are all slated to perform throughout the day.

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