New York Times bestselling Music Is History combines Questloveâs deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty yearsânow in paperback Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapes, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fanÂ and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of musicâs most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.
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