The grime expert and author tells the story of the genre's rise.
It charts the history of the genre from the beginning of the 21st century to the present day. Hancox draws on 12 years' worth of interviews with key MCs, DJs and industry figures, telling the story of how the sound grew from the fringes of English urban life into a global concern. The book, out mid-May, is being published by William Collins.
While Hancox has previously written music books like Stand Up Tall: Dizzee Rascal And The Birth Of Grime and numerous articles for music media, he's also written several books on politics. In 2013, he wrote a book about the Spanish collectivist town of Marinaleda, and documented the country's financial collapse and experience of austerity in 2012's Utopia And The Valley Of Tears: A Journey Through The Spanish Crisis.
Here's the cover of my next book! Drawing on interviews spanning 12 years, from grime's pirate radio days to riots, gentrification, and Grenfell. 'Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime'. Out 17 May https://t.co/y2R07SsMCx pic.twitter.com/aOApaNCck8— dan hancox (@danhancox) January 22, 2018