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This Dec. 8, 2011 file photo shows musician Questlove from the band The Roots in New York. Questlove's memoir, “Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove,” will be published through Grand Central Publishing on June 18. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file) Copyright 2011, The Associated Press

Drummer Questlove of the Roots to release memoir

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NEW YORK (AP) — Drummer-producer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots is adding "author" to his resume.

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Thompson announced Wednesday that "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" will be released June 18 by Grand Central Publishing.

The book includes the rap musician's run-ins with "celebrities, idols and fellow artists," including Stevie Wonder, KISS and Jay-Z. It also tackles "some of the lates, the greats, the fakes and the true originals of the music world."

The Roots are the house band for NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." They have released 12 albums and are a favorite of music critics.

Thompson, 42, has been a producer for Jay-Z, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and John Legend. He has four Grammy Awards.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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