June is Black Music Month, a time to celebrate all that’s great about our music. This month also marks the release of a memoir from Ahmir Thompson better known as Questlove, band leader, drummer, and all around music aficionado.
Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove is a book that promises to be more than the autobiography of a boy who grew up in West Philly. It is described as “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.”
Release Date: June 18, 2013
For more music check out I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon. Written by journalist Toure`. The book examines the legend’s music and the meaning behind it. Toure` does extensive research into the songs that have made Prince an icon. He uses the events of history to explore the popularity of Prince in the ‘80s and 90’s to his position as one of the greatest musicians there is.
Not to be confused with a tell- all book about Prince’s intensely private life, I Would Die 4 U chronicles Prince’s rise to fame and some of the events that defined his superstardom by using the most telling thing of all: his music.
I Would Die 4 U is available now.