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"Black Thought Announces New Memoir, ‘The Upcycled Self’ - RS"
Wed May-10-23 05:22 PM by c71

  

          

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THE
UPCYCLED SELF
TARIQ TROTTER
NOVEMBER 14, 2023


The Upcycled Self by Tariq Trotter
“Tariq Trotter . . . could be hip-hop’s Dostoyevsky. Like the Russian novelist, Mr. Trotter has refined literary fire from the soulful furnace of pain and suffering.”—The New York Times

From one of our generation’s most powerful artists and incisive storytellers comes a brilliantly crafted work about the art –and war – of becoming who we are.

upcycle verb

up·cy·cle ˈəp-ˌsī-kəl

: to recycle (something) in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item

: to create an object of greater value from (a discarded object of lesser value)



Today Tariq Trotter—better known as Black Thought—is the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning co-founder of The Roots, and one of the most exhilaratingly skillful and profound rappers the culture has ever produced. But his story begins with a tragedy: as a child, Trotter burned down his family’s home. The years that followed are the story of a life snatched from the flames, forged in fire.

In The Upcycled Self, Trotter doesn’t just narrate a riveting and moving portrait of the artist as a young man, but gives readers a courageous model of what it means to live an examined life. In vivid vignettes, he tells the dramatic stories of the four powerful relationships that shaped him—community, friends, art, and family—each a complex weave of love, discovery, trauma, and loss.

But beyond offering the compellingly poetic account of one artist’s creative and emotional origins, Trotter explores the vital questions we all have to confront about our formative years: How can we see the story of our young lives clearly? How do we use that story to understand who we’ve become? How do we forgive the people who loved and hurt us? How do we rediscover and honor our first dreams? And finally, what do we take forward, what do we pass on, what do we leave behind? This is the beautifully bluesy story of a boy genius’s coming of age that illuminates the redemptive power of the upcycle.

Tariq Trotter

Tariq Trotter—aka Black Thought—has quietly affirmed himself as one of the most prolific, prescient, and powerful voices in hip-hop. Co-founder of The Roots and a critically acclaimed solo artist, actor, writer, producer, and creator, he has won four Grammy Awards and three NAACP Image Awards. The Roots have released eleven applauded albums and have been a mainstay of late-night television for over a decade as The Tonight Show house band. Trotter co-produced the Grammy Award-winning original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton and made his theatrical debut in Black No More.

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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/black-thought-the-roots-the-upcycled-self-memoir-1234732382/

COMING OF AGE

Black Thought Announces New Memoir, ‘The Upcycled Self’

The Roots rapper's upcoming book will tell the story of "four powerful relationships that shaped him — community, friends, art, and family"

BY CHARISMA MADARANG

MAY 9, 2023

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter announced that he’s releasing a new memoir. The Upcycled Self is set to arrive Nov. 14, Variety reports. The Roots co-founder’s story “begins with a tragedy: As a child, Trotter burned down his family’s home,” according to an announcement describing the book, and “doesn’t just narrate a riveting and moving portrait of the artist as a young man, but gives readers a courageous model of what it means to live an examined life.”

In 2021, Black Thought previously shared the story of his life and career in seven-year increments in his Audible original, 7 Years.

According to publisher One World’s official description, the memoir “tells the dramatic stories of the four powerful relationships that shaped him — community, friends, art, and family — each a complex weave of love, discovery, trauma, and loss.”

The description continues: “Trotter explores the vital questions we all have to confront about our formative years: How can we see the story of our young lives clearly? How do we use that story to understand who we’ve become? How do we forgive the people who loved and hurt us? How do we rediscover and honor our first dreams? And finally, what do we take forward, what do we pass on, what do we leave behind?”


Black Thought’s journey is also portrayed as “the beautifully bluesy story of a boy genius’s coming of age that illuminates the redemptive power of the upcycle.”

Last month, the four-time Grammy Award-winning and three-time NAACP Image Award artist marked the the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, by sharing his own love letter to rap music in collaboration with BET. The Benny Boom-directed doc featured Black Thought charting and celebrating the history of rap music, and sharing how the genre’s legends influenced today’s artists.

  

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