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Grime Kids

By: DJ Target
Narrated by: DJ Target
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)
Regular price: £19.99
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Summary

A group of kids in the '90s had a dream to make their voices heard - and this book documents their seminal impact on today's pop culture. 

DJ Target grew up in Bow under the shadow of Canary Wharf, with money looming close on the skyline. The 'Godfather of Grime' Wiley and Dizzee Rascal first met each other in his bedroom. They were all just grime kids on the block back then and didn't realise they were to become pioneers of an international music revolution. A movement that permeates deep into British culture and beyond. 

Household names were born out of those housing estates, and the music industry now jumps to the beat of their gritty reality rather than the tune of glossy aspiration. Grime has shaken the world, and Target is revealing its explosive and expansive journey in full, using his own unique insight and drawing on the input of grime's greatest names.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2018 DJ Target (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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I love Grime

This book took me back to a time where I partied hard in London and shows how far UK music has come.

I love grime and would recommend any grime fan read this.

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a comprehensive history or now UK music took shape

For anyone who is interested in UK music be that Grime, garage or jungle this audio book is essential. Dj targets unique perspective from a youth first experiencing the UK jungle emergence to his times setting up Pay as you go cartel, becoming a prominent figure on the pirate radio scene and being on the forefront of when the garage sound started to evolve into the new kind of music that allowed mcs to take the centre stage. This audio book is a must listen for anyone that would like to learn where crime came from and the Amazing achievements that have been achieved from this captivating music genre.

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a must listen for music fans

brilliant book, well read, engaging and informative. 100%Would reccomend to anyone wanting to learn more about grimes origins

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Truth

Having been part of the original garage scene being 37 years old this book made me laugh cry and shout bo out loud .... the story is true the story is real . So many memories so many pivotal moments and boundaries broken down. Big respect to target for doing this . People from the scene know these stories and reminisce , people new to the culture couldn’t have a greater insight into the movement . 5 stars

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Good listen a trip down memory lane

I lived through most events in the book and to hear it brought back some amazing memories

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Great insight into key moment of UK Music scene

Great insight showing the influences that helped shape the UK Music culture at a pivatol moment in history, from Jungle to Drum & Bass to Garage and ultimately Grime and all in-between.

Good listen and look forward to the TV show!

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such a nostalgic read. really took me back.

I finished this book in record timing. Could not put it down. if you are a fan of this scene, you will thoroughly enjoy

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Amazing

Loved this didn’t know a thing about grime before listening learnt so much found a new love thanks

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a welcome distraction on my commute

The man is a DJ, not an MC, so he gets a pass for the narration ;)

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Fantastic

Deep and well read inside story of the history of grime from one of its biggest advocates