The Roots’ Questlove announced that his memoir Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove will be released this June.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, musical man of many trades and drummer for The Legendary Roots Crew featured nightly on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, co-wrote the memoir with New Yorker editor Ben Greenman.
A press release gave this statement about Mo’ Metta Blues: “The collection is a punch-drunk memoir in which everyone’s favorite Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes and the true originals of the music world. He digs deep into the album cuts of his life, and unearths some pivotal moments in Black music and pop culture. But more than just a series of remembrances Mo’ Meta Blues is a book that also questions the nature of memory and the idea of a post modern Black man saddled with some post-modern Blues. It’s the side wind of a one-of-a-kind mind. It’s a rare gift that gives as well as takes.”
In his first book, Questlove tells stories from his childhood with his doo-wop singing mother as well as encounters with serval musicians including Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z and Prince.
Awesomely utilizing Questlove’s famous afro, the cover of the Philadelphia-bred musician’s memoir was inspired by the classic Bob Dylan poster by Milton Glaser in 1966.
From Grand Central Publishing, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove will be released on June 18.