REVIEW: DAN HANCOX ‘STAND UP TALL’ DIZZEE RASCAL AND THE BIRTH OF GRIME

THIS E BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR @DANHANCOX CAME TO MY ATTENTION VIA FACT MAGAZINES TWITTER, IM SO GLAD I FOLLOWED ITS THREAD, WHAT I DISCOVERED WAS A BOOK THAT PUTS GRIME MUSICS BEGINNINGS AND DIZZEE’S RISE TO FAME, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE.

THE BOOK STARTS IN THE LEGENDARY DEJAVU ROOF TOP STUDIO, WITH THE FIGHT FROM A NOW BARELY WATCHABLE VIDEO OF A FIGHT BETWEEN 2 OF THE SCENES LEADING LIGHTS, CRAZY TITCH AND DIZZEE RASCAL.

THIS BOOK IS INVALUABLE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LOVES THE GENRE BUT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THE GUYS LEAD, IN WHAT WAS THEN A ROUGH NO GO ENDS, BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT DID A MODERN DAY SLUM CLEARANCE TO HOLD THE OLYMPICS, THE BOOK COVERS NOT ONLY THE MUSIC, BUT ALSO THE INFLUENCE OF GROWING UP IN BOW AND THE  DARK SHADOWS OF EAST LONDON’S GLEAMING SKYSCRAPERS WHERE THERE WAS UNIMAGINABLE MONEY, SUCCESS AND INFLUENCE ‘CANARY WHARF’

IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR I ADVISE YOU BUY THISONE

AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT SO IT C AN BE READ ON YOUR IPHONE, ANDROID ETC VIA THE KINDLE APP [FREE]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stand-Up-Tall-Dizzee-ebook/dp/B00E96DOT0/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1375314613&sr=8-10&keywords=stand+up+tall

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