Questlove has announced that his latest book, titled “Music Is History,” will be released on October 12.
“Here we’ll look at the last 50 years of America through the prism of music, and the last fifty years of Music through the prism of history,” the Roots co-founder said on Twitter.
Separately, a press release on the book says, “Music Is History moves fluidly from the personal to the political, examining events closely and critically, to unpeel and uncover previously unseen dimensions, and encouraging readers to do the same.”
“Whether he is exploring how Black identity reshaped itself during the blaxploitation era, analyzing the assembly-line nature of disco and its hostility to Black genius, or remembering his own youth as a pop fan and what it taught him about America, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapestry,” the release added.
Questlove is also the author of books such as “Creative Quest, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove,” “Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs” and “Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation.”
Meanwhile, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), the second documentary directed by Questlove and the winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, is set to premiere on July 2.