Mo' Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove

by Ahmir "questlove" Thompson, Ben Greenman

Grand Central Publishing | May 12, 2015 | Trade Paperback

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"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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 12, 2015

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455501379

ISBN - 13: 9781455501373

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove

by Ahmir "questlove" Thompson, Ben Greenman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 12, 2015

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1455501379

ISBN - 13: 9781455501373

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 "Questlove" Thompson is the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots. He''s also a world-renowned producer, arranger, songwriter and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon bandleader.
Ben Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker and author of several acclaimed novels, including Superbad, Please Step Back, and The Slippage. As a journalist and critic, he has written widely on music and pop culture.

Editorial Reviews

"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
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