Eskiboy (Paperback)Wiley (author)
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Wiley is Wiley, and if you don't know me, you don't know much.
Winner of the NME Best Music Book Award 2018
Wiley. Godfather of grime.
He's one of Britain's most innovative musicians - and the movement he started in east London in the early 2000s is taking over the world. This is his story. This is Eskiboy.
'Perhaps the most influential musician working in Britain today' - The Guardian
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'The greatest UK MC of all time' - Noisey
'A glimpse of the 21st century rock'n'roll.' - The Sunday Times, Books of the Year
'The legacy has been documented.' - Stormzy
'Grime, Britain's answer to hip-hop, is the most significant homegrown music genre since punk and its founding father is Wiley. Eskiboy charts not just Wiley's story and character but grime's journey from chaotic and frequently violent raves in warehouses to mainstream credibility.' - The Times, Books of the Year
'Incredible. A whirlwind chronicle of friendships, family, violence, beefs, parenting, politics, race and a pure, mad passion for music. Eskiboy ensures everyone falls in love with Richard Kylea Cowie, the charmingly fallible lead at the heart not only of this book but the grime scene itself.' - Hattie Collins, i-D
'Wiley is the pioneering force of grime, the most revolutionary musical movement in Britain since punk. Captivating.' - Will Hodgkinson, The Times
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