Questlove Announces 'Mo' Meta Blues' Biography
Published Feb 27, 2013The Roots' vocalist Black Thought recently revealed he's working on an autobiography, but he isn't the only member of the hip-hop troupe to pen his memoirs. Drummer Questlove has finished up a tome of his own called Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, and it hits shelves June 18 via Grand Central Publishing.
A press release explains that the book, which was co-authored by journalist Ben Greenman, focuses on the life of the iconic drummer, while also "tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world."
While Questlove will offer up some tales about his formative years growing up in West Philadelphia in the '70s, as well as the rise of the Roots, he'll also go into detail about "the state of hip-hop, the state of music criticism," and deliver some details on encounters with Stevie Wonder, Kiss, D'Angelo and more. Apparently there's even a story involving Prince on a pair of rollerskates.
As previously reported, Questlove and the rest of the Roots are said to be dropping their collaborative LP with Elvis Costello this Record Store Day (April 20), and have a new LP titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin dropping either later this year or early in 2014.