Questlove is putting his finishing touches on his memoir, Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, but fans may have already caught snippets on Twitter.
“I’m a guy that is constantly, constantly writing and writing and writing — I’d be doing chapters on my own Twitter page,” he told Billboard about the book.
The West Philadelphia born and raised acclaimed drummer/college professor said of his literary debut, “I didn’t want it to be an autobiography and I didn’t want it to be my mixtape of music or a music guide … just a little bit of everything.”
Questlove has had a storied career as a member of the Grammy Award-winning The Roots, who have a regular gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He’s produced for such dynamic, culture-shifting artists as D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and Amy Winehouse; he’s designed Dunks for Nike, a New York-friendly drum kit for Ludwig; and he recruited Jay-Z as a producer of the Broadway hit Fela!
While there’s no official word yet on what details will emerge, according to Billboard, there may be an anecdote of Prince rollerskating.
For now, at least, Quest explains the book’s title: “I was trying to do a play on Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues, a film of which kind of inspired the Things Fall Apart album, because of the debate of the state of music.”
By the way, he’s also made an appearance in Lee’s Bamboozled; he’s about that life.
Mo Meta Blues is expected June 18.
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