I mostly recently finished the first musical biography I have read in a long time, Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. It was a very joyful read.
It didn’t flow like normal biographies usually did and throughout e-mails and interviews regarding the topic Questlove didn’t want it to be any normal biography. There are e-mails the editors wrote to themselves, there are interviews with the manager and most importantly Questlove tells his life through the love of affair of other people’s music.
He’s loves music just as any other music critic. He relates world and life events to the records heard during that period. And a lot of records if heard will remind him of certain events, even ones as trivial as accidentally injuries.
I love the way he remembers such intimate details, allowing you to visualize every story. Along the way you’ll fall in love with the Roots.