Dimensions: 288 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455501352
ISBN - 13: 9781455501359
About the Book
A punch-drunk memoir in which everyone's favorite Questlove, member of The Roots and the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" band leader, tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world.
From the Publisher
"You have to bear in mind that [Questlove] is one of the
smartest motherf*****s on the planet. His musical knowledge, for
all practical purposes, is limitless." --Robert Christgau
MO'' META BLUES
The World According to Questlove
Mo'' Meta Blues 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, the philosophers, the
heavyweights, 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 art, hip hop, and pop culture.
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is many things: virtuoso drummer,
producer, arranger, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
bandleader, DJ, composer, and tireless Tweeter. He is one of our
most ubiquitous cultural tastemakers, and in this, his first book,
he reveals his own formative experiences--from growing up in 1970s
West Philly as the son of a 1950s doo-wop singer, to finding his
own way through the music world and ultimately co-founding and
rising up with the Roots, a.k.a., the last hip hop band on
Earth. Mo'' Meta Blues also has some (many)
random (or not) musings about the state of hip hop, the state of
music criticism, the state of statements, as well as a plethora of
run-ins with celebrities, idols, and fellow artists, from Stevie
Wonder to KISS to D''Angelo to Jay-Z to Dave Chappelle to...you
ever seen Prince roller-skate?!?
But Mo'' Meta Blues isn''t just a memoir. It''s a dialogue
about the nature of memory and the idea of a post-modern black man
saddled with some post-modern blues. It''s a book that questions
what a book like Mo'' Meta Blues really
is. It''s the side wind of a one-of-a-kind mind.
It''s a rare gift that gives as well as takes.
It''s a record that keeps going around and around.
About the Author
Ahmir Thompson, also known as Questlove, is the drummer and
co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots. He
is also a world-renowned producer, arranger, and songwriter. In
2009, The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon. Questlove has over 2.4 million followers on Twitter
and has been known to DJ damn near every night of his life.
Ben Greenman is an editor at the New Yorker and the author
of several acclaimed books of fiction, including Superbad,
Please Step Back, and What He''s Poised to Do. As
a journalist and critic, he has written widely on music and pop
culture. His most recent novel is The Slippage. He lives
in Brooklyn and has never been known to DJ, ever.
"After reading it, you''ll feel like you know Questlove. The book
is intimate and funny. Plus, you''ll come away with a crash course
in hip-hop history." --NPR.org