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Roots drummer Questlove memoir due this summer

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM   |   Comments

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Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer of the Roots and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" bandleader, has written a book that is part memoir, part cultural commentary.

"Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" will touch on his own experiences in the music industry including the rise of the Roots, and his encounters with other musicians and celebrities, both on the road and in the studio. In it, he'll tackle "some of the lates, the greats, the fakes and the true originals of the music world."

Billed as part memoir, part cultural commentary, "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" by Roots drummer and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" bandleader Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is due June 18 through Grand Central Publishing. (Credit: Grand Central Publishing)

He'll also discuss what it was like growing up in Philadelphia in the seventies, and provide his own insight into social issues. A press release describes it as "musings about the state of hip hop, the state of music criticism, the state of statements," as well as Questlove's thoughts about "pivotal moments in black music and pop culture."

Questlove has most recently been recording new music with the Roots, Elvis Costello and D'Angelo, and teaching a class at NYU called "Topics in recorded music: Classic Albums." His book was written with "New Yorker" editor Ben Greenman and will be released June 18 through Grand Central Publishing.

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