Questlove to Release Memoir 'Mo' Meta Blues' June 18
Co-written by New Yorker editor/author Ben Greenman
Questlove has been spending his time recently as house drummer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," assisting on D'Angelo's comeback album, teaching a course at NYU, recording a new album with his Roots band, and a joint album with Elvis Costello. Somewhere in between, he found time to pen a memoir -- "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" is due June 18 via Grand Central Publishing.
The book is billed as a memoir, although it'll cover plenty of Quest's observations and memories of pop culture along with his own story. He'll talk about his West Philly upbringing, his career with the Roots, his run-ins with other notables (Stevie Wonder, Dave Chappelle, Prince, etc.), and also comment on the current state of hip-hop and music journalism.
According to a press release, Quest's first book will "question the nature of memory and the idea of a post modern Black man saddled with some post-modern Blues."
The book was co-written with New Yorker editor/"Superbad" author Ben Greenman.