TODAY | September 09, 2013
>> back now at 8:50 with cee lo green's hit off his 2010 album the lady killer . he is getting ready to return to his coach's chair on the voice this month. but right now he is focused on the release of his auto biography. good morning to you.
>> good morning to you.
>> everybody's brother. what does that title mean?
>> the way they say there's a black sheep in everybody's family. i try to do the music that's relating to everybody. the connection is the truth, you know what i'm saying? honesty brings us together.
>> no question this is a very raw and honest autobiography. you tell a lot of tales on yourself. you confess to sins and bad behavior when you were younger.
>> yeah i was one of those kids. inner city youth and finding my way but i made it surprisingly enough.
>> there was a part when you say there were many times growing up if i wonder if the big mistake was not my father dying so young but me being born at all. my body was so short and my head was too big and i dressed different so i would get picked on. you talk about being an underdog. does that feeling ever leave you?
>> it's such a feeling of endearment at this point. i make sure that i make a representation and voice for those that have been unsung and underappreciated and give them courage and acknowledgment.
>> you write about your mom. she sounded like an amazing lady. one of the first african american female firefighters. what impact do you think she had on you.
>> he's everything that i am actually. i said this on a couple of occasions. it feels as if they did not pass on but a former self-passed on and i'm alive because of their energy and investment in me. so my mother is still very much alive in my and my action and accomplishments so far.
>> you learned all about this book and your journey and it took a long time to become the cee lo green we see today. forget you. did we find out who that was written to.
>> i perform it every day and people still love it. i have a new album in stores right now. and that song was just -- it was just for fun.
>> you're excited about the voice. whose butt are you going to kick?
>> i'm going to kick blake's big country butt. that's right. i'm saying it right here. but the new season has a lot of talent. i'm very excited to be back. myself, kristina, blake and adam. it's all friendly competition.
>> one thing i learned about you in this book is that you love and really love tv theme songs.
>> what is one of your favorites?
>> oh, man. everything from barney miller tonig tonig tonight -- tonight court.
>> what about the love boat ?
>> samford and sons.
>> it 's wonderful . there it is.
>> cee lo green. the book is called everybody's brother. it's a great way to learn more about you. we can't wait to catch you on the voice. it premieres two weeks from today right here