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Grime Kids

By: DJ Target
Narrated by: DJ Target
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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A group of kids in the '90s had a dream to make their voices heard - and this book documents their seminal impact on today's pop culture. 

DJ Target grew up in Bow under the shadow of Canary Wharf, with money looming close on the skyline. The 'Godfather of Grime' Wiley and Dizzee Rascal first met each other in his bedroom. They were all just grime kids on the block back then and didn't realise they were to become pioneers of an international music revolution. A movement that permeates deep into British culture and beyond. 

Household names were born out of those housing estates, and the music industry now jumps to the beat of their gritty reality rather than the tune of glossy aspiration. Grime has shaken the world, and Target is revealing its explosive and expansive journey in full, using his own unique insight and drawing on the input of grime's greatest names.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 DJ Target (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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News I could use but too repetitive

Love Target longtime listener and was happy for the insight he had into the scene that I did not know as a very early grime fan. I found myself zoning out towards the end cause got very repetitive. Worth the read nonetheless

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  • Elaine Adu-Poku
  • 08-15-18

I love Grime

This book took me back to a time where I partied hard in London and shows how far UK music has come.

I love grime and would recommend any grime fan read this.

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  • Ashley Samuels-Mckenzie
  • 07-24-18

a comprehensive history or now UK music took shape

For anyone who is interested in UK music be that Grime, garage or jungle this audio book is essential. Dj targets unique perspective from a youth first experiencing the UK jungle emergence to his times setting up Pay as you go cartel, becoming a prominent figure on the pirate radio scene and being on the forefront of when the garage sound started to evolve into the new kind of music that allowed mcs to take the centre stage. This audio book is a must listen for anyone that would like to learn where crime came from and the Amazing achievements that have been achieved from this captivating music genre.

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  • adam r siddals
  • 11-30-19

engaging from start to finish

loved this. been a fan of grime since 2007 and so hearing more about the early days before I discovered it was really interesting. its also a great touch that DJ target narrated this and his delivery was on point and kept you interested

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  • Andrew Schofield
  • 10-18-19

Grime Kids

loved this book, really interesting insight into the scene and how it evolved. Target writes and narrates this brilliantly.

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  • Goldie Horne
  • 08-26-19

Gritty and Explosive

Great to listen to a subject I did not know much about. The narrative was clear and precise - it also reflected on my experience growing up in East London. DJ Target was raw and his own interpretation was flawless facts. The music incorporated an industry that is bursting at the seams. From ragga, jungle, garage inflamed the torch for Grime . I highly recommend this book because of the in depth life living and existing within inner city life which surroundings is masked by poverty and deprivation.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

Innnssssiiidddeeee

Loved every minute! Detailed and beautifully detailing the music I love! Read it ASAP! G

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  • Gareth
  • 05-29-19

must read for any grime fan

one of the most listenable books I've ever listened to on audible. Target also being narrator adds another dimension.

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  • Mr. A. O. Ayim
  • 04-04-19

Great listen and perspective from DJ Target.

Enjoyed the fact DJ Target narrated it and has a unique perspective as he has been in the game for so many years. thanks for creating this

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-19

Absolutely brilliant book

Brought back memories and detailed information I didn't know. Just goes to show with persistence and hard work, greatness can be achieved. Brilliant job of describing our great scene! Thank you DJ Target for taking the time out to produce this.

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  • Mr. Ja Ojo
  • 03-05-19

Grimes best document

Taking you through the real origins of Grime. As someone who up on Grime recording sets on Deja, Raw Mission and actually being outside the blocks that the legendary Bruza vs Crazy stitch clash happened it’s great to hear the history and true origins of the genre.

It’s not debatable, Grime started from Jungle