XL Recordings Head Richard Russell Announces Memoir

'Liberation Through Hearing' chronicles "Rap, Rave and the Rise of XL"
XL Recordings Head Richard Russell Announces Memoir
Richard Russell, the producer who runs and co-owns XL Recordings, has announced plans to release a new memoir.

Titled Liberation Through Hearing, the book arrives April 2 through Hachette publishing house White Rabbit.

Subtitled "Rap, Rave and the Rise of XL," Liberation Through Hearing will find Russell examining the label's three-decade history, his collaborations with Bobby Womack and Gil Scott-Heron, and the development of his own musical output as Everything Is Recorded.

"Writing this book was an opportunity for me to reflect on the last few decades," Russell said in a statement. "I hope people will get something from it. I've tried not to compromise in anything I've done, and that includes writing Liberation Through Hearing."

Russell's 2018 album as Everything Is Recorded was nominated for the 2018 Mercury Prize. XL Recordings' parent company Beggars Group has recently teed up new albums from King Krule and Makaya McCraven.