Signed copy of Wiley - Eskiboy (Autobiography) Hard Back Book
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"A glimpse of the 21st century rock'n'roll." (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)
From the Inside Flap
The official autobiography of the 'Godfather of Grime', Wiley
'The greatest UK MC of all time' Noisey
'Perhaps the most influential musician working in Britain today' Guardian
'Wiley is the pioneering force of grime, the most revolutionary musical movement in Britain since punk' The Times
Richard Kylea Cowie, or Wiley, is one of the most innovative and influential musicians of today. Over the course of twenty years he has redefined British music: releasing ten top-twenty singles, selling over 4 million records, and helping to launch a new generation of stars. He started a movement in east London in the early 2000s that is now beginning to take over the world.
Eskiboy tells his story in full, for the first time, from childhood trauma to white-label releases to lifetime achievement awards and beyond. In 96 short chapters, it covers the friendships and rivalries and the tragedies and triumphs of two decades in music, and explores the history and future of Grime and the Eskimo Sound.
Featuring lyrics, never-before-seen photographs and contributions from the people who know him best, Eskiboy is a celebration of a singular musical icon, and the world he has created.