3. IN­NER CITY PRES­SURE – THE STORY OF GRIME

Dan Han­cox wil­liam collins

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Even­tu­ally, we may look at the New Labour pe­riod – where the gov­ern­ment over­saw an eco­nomic melt­down – through the lens of grime. In the depths of so­cial de­pra­va­tion, artists like Wi­ley, Skepta, Dizzee Ras­cal and Stor­mzy helped pro­pel a com­pletely orig­i­nal art form into the cul­tural main­stream.

With hun­dreds of in­sight­ful in­ter­views and some truly pow­er­ful anal­y­sis, Han­cox’s tome might just be­come the de­fin­i­tive hand­book on the genre. You’ll have a tough time putting it down.

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