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DJ Target reveals Grime Kids book

Marketed as a “definitive and explosive insider account of grime — from subculture to international phenomenon” the new title is published in June by Trapeze

DJ Target's has announced a new book Grime Kids: The Inside Story Of The Global Grime Takeover will be published by Trapeze on 14 June. Grime Kids marks the debut publication for the Roll Deep member, who has been a consistent figure in the scene since the formation of the earlier garage collective Pay As U Go Cartel. He's now a broadcaster for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and label head at Pitched Up, the imprint he co-founded with Danny Weed in 2014.

The book maps out the rise of the scene through his own perspective and through other prominent figures. “Offering an unrivalled level of insight”, says Target, “it will give fans the story that only a select few of us can really deliver firsthand. Charting legendary stories and moments in grime music, as well as investigating the social aspects behind the culture, my personal journey from a young grime kid and growing up with the likes of Wiley and discovering Dizzee Rascal, to being a member of two of the most influential collectives and experiencing both underground and mainstream success with Roll Deep, through to my position today as a National Radio broadcaster.”

He's also revealed the cover, sporting a young Target with the recently awarded MBE Wiley, and promises that an audio book narrated by the author himself will also be available. Pre-orders of the print edition are available at Amazon.