Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas will sign his new memoir, Fallin’ Up, which chronicles his youth in a gang-ridden East L.A. and his recent struggle with the demons of fame at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, on Wednesday February 9th from 7:00-8:30 PM. Fans can bring one piece of memorabilia to have signed along with the book.
Born in East L.A. in an area notorious for street gangs and poverty, Taboo was haunted by that environment, which seemed certain to shape his destiny. Yet, steered by his dreams to be a performer and assisted by fate, the young Taboo was thrown a rope when he discovered the world of hip hop, where talent and love of the music itself transcended all.
But even after the Black Eyed Peas beat seemingly insurmountable odds and achieved stardom, it wasn’t all Grammys and platinum albums. Taboo delivers a searingly honest account of his collision with fame’s demons, including his almost career-ending struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism.
Fallin’ Up gives full of intimate glances into the highest reaches of the music industry-including a visit to Sting’s castle, hanging out with Bono and U2, and, at 41,000 feet, the highest-altitude karaoke ever.