Music lovers and avid readers, get ready to add another book to your book club list.
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of hip hop/neo soul band The Roots announced yesterday (Feb 27) that he’ll release a memoir titled Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove on June 18th through Grand Central Publishing.
The book will include Quest’s childhood during the 70s in Philadelphia, the formation of The Roots, and his run-ins and experiences with celebrities while on tour and in the studio, those such as Stevie Wonder, KISS and Jay-Z. A statement claims it will speak on "some of the lates, the greats, the fakes and the true originals of the music world," and acknowledge Quest’s thoughts on "pivotal moments in black music and pop culture."
Quest is also busy teaching a course at NYU on "Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums,” and is working on D’Angelo and Elvis Costello’s next album. The Roots are currently the house band for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
Thompson has produced for Jay-Z, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and John Legend, and has been in the game for a minute, so the book should make for great summer reading!