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Don’t Call Me Urban! The Time of Grime

Issue No. 2257

A bedroom grime studio

A bedroom grime studio


This large photographic book, with pictures compiled by the author over 12 years, focuses on the youth of London’s inner-city.

It uses grime as a prism—the most significant and controversial musical expression to emerge in Britain since punk.

Wheatley says grime was Britain’s authentic response to hip hop—an angst-ridden, confrontational music conveying the hopes and frustrations of an apolitical generation locked into decaying housing estates.

Don’t Call Me Urban! The Time of Grime
by Simon Wheatley
Northumbria Press, £30
www.dontcallmeurban.com


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Tue 21 Jun 2011, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2257
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