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Pope Francis may be "Time" magazine's Person of the Year, but The Roots drummer Questlove is the magazine's Coolest Person of 2013. 

The hip-hop star got cool points not only for his drumming and DJing skills, but also for churning out two books over the past year. 

Quest was also given props for leading the Roots in their nightly gig as the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." 

In response to the honor, Quest says the "high school nerd" in him is worried that the accolade will put him on the receiving end of "backlash from Kanye." 

Fallon also weighed in, saying that "Questlove is the coolest."  He added there "there's a lot of love coming from that guy."   

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