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Mo' Meta Blues

The World According to Questlove

Questlove

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mo' Meta Blues
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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. It 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
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1455501352
9781455501359
Branch Call Number: 782.421649 Q58m 2013
Characteristics: 282 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Greenman, Ben Author
Alternate Title: Questlove
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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. It 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-... Read More »


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Oct 15, 2013
  • gr1zz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While I was bound to love this book as a long-time fan of The Roots, as well as a fan of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mo' Meta Blues is so much more than a straightforward autobiography of a hip-hop pioneer. From reading his book, it is clear that ?uestlove is preternaturally obsessed with music and ably writes at meticulous length about what excites, disappoints, inspires, and frustrates him about not just hip-hop, but music as a whole. This book is also an invigorated account of an interesting life, and while ?uest shies away from the petty dramas which often make celebrity memoirs so interesting, he instead offers a brilliant meditation on how and why music remains such a vital art form for both participants and listeners alike. A must-read for any serious music fan.

"The drummer for the Grammy Award-winning group The Roots discusses his life as well as hip hop, music criticism, and celebrities." Biography and Memoir October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=688879

Jul 22, 2013
  • mombrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All kinds of fantastic! A memoir that is much more than that - be ready for a trip through music history, a bit of politics, some philosophy and lots of hilarity. A running appearance throughout by Roots manager Rich Nichols strangely adds a Douglas Coupland feel to the whole thing (in a good way!). My hunch is that if you're a Gen Xer or Gen Yer you'll enjoy it!

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