QUESTLOVE: CREATIVE QUEST - ECCO to Publish Book on Creativity on April 24th


New York, N.Y. (September 25, 2017)— Questlove—musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur and all-around cultural omnivore—will share his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life in a new book titled CREATIVE QUEST. Set for release on April 24, 2018,CREATIVE QUEST will be published by Ecco, a division of HarperCollins with Daniel Halpern.
In CREATIVE QUEST, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics—what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture—all in the service of guiding admirers who have followed his career and newcomers not yet acquainted with his story.
Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he’s learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D’Angelo, or like-minded artists includingAva DuVernayDavid ByrneBjörk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. CREATIVE QUEST is many things—above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.
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Questlove the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta BluesSoul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation and most recently the James Beard-nominated somethingtofoodabout. One of his latest endeavors has been becoming a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, as well as hosting a new series Questlove Supreme. He also co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Most recently, Questlove and The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children series, in partnership with Amazon. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on City Harvest's Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio.