Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has proven time and time again that he truly is a man of many talents. The Roots drummer, who is also a part-time DJ, the bandleader for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show and an award-nominated author, is now set to release a self-help book titled, Creative Quest.
Scheduled for release next spring on April 24, the upcoming book is reportedly being described as "a guide to living your best life," and will look to guide readers both young and old on finding their inner creativity, according to Buzzfeed.
“In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life,” the book’s publisher, said in a statement on Friday. “And reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it.
If there’s anyone in music today who young creatives or entrepreneurs should be taking life advice from, Questlove is certainly up there near the top of the list. Anyone who has ever seen The Roots or the 46-year-old drummer’s solo appearances knows that Quest can lay a rhythm track over any style of music in any scenario. He’s also a highly accomplished author, having even been nominated for a James Beard Award for his 2016 publication, Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs.
Creative Quest will also include valuable life lessons that Questlove has picked up from his contemporaries and friends including George Clinton, Björk, David Byrne and D’Angelo. Fans in New York City will remember the latter two performed at The Roots Picnic in Manhattan's Bryant Park last fall.
Fans can pre-order both digital and hardcopy copies of the book by clicking here.