Questo’s Memoir

I really want this book. Doesn’t come out til June 18 (you can pre-order here). I’ve been thirsting for it since March, rap gods/State Farm genie, can I get an advance review copy?! LOL.

Here are some cool Questo interviews for your reading pleasure:

[EVENT] Baratunde Thurston x DopeReads x Teaching for Change – DC

DopeReads is excited to partner with Teaching for Change and Busboys & Poets to bring comedian/DC native/social media swag-having author Baratunde Thurston to DC to discuss his book How to Be Black! The book was recently released in paperback, which you can cop here for the low. This memoir/satire (memoitire? satoir?) is the perfect stocking stuffer or Kwanzaa gift for the incense burner in your life. Look out for more info in the coming weeks. We bout to party for paperbacks, y’all. Let’s get it!

~T.

Is Wyclef’s New Memoir Messy On “Purpose”?

If you didn’t hear the news already, Wyclef Jean, of Fugees and “Someone Please Call 911″ fame, is dropping his memoir today, and is spilling the tea on why he and Lauryn “taxes-are-for-the-birds” Hill don’t really fool with each other too tough any more. According to the New York Post she falsely told him that she was pregnant with his baby:

I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that,” Jean writes in “Purpose,” at which The Post got a first look yesterday.

Say what? L-Boogie is allegedly outchea living that Maury life. Not for nothing, but Wyclef is not the most trustworthy person in the world, IMO, so how can he be morally superior about her lying about the kid when he is stepping out on his wife? Remember his Yele Haiti swindle shenanigans? Something about him is Elegba tricky, and not in a good way. And with her recent tax woes and Rohan Marley running his mouth everywhere, I can’t help but feel bad for Lauryn (this does not excuse her actions). Maybe the virtuousness that she and the Fugees rapped about wasn’t anything more than a front. Its really sad to see the people with the most talent get caught up in foolishness.

So what do you think? Will you cop this book? Part of it wants to see what else is revealed, but another part of me just wants to let my love of the Fugees be untainted by the mess that Wyclef is slinging. Thoughts?
~Terryn