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Rise Up

By: Stormzy
Narrated by: Stormzy,Akua Agyemfra,Alec Boateng/Twin B,Rachel Campbell,Austin Daboh,Kaylum Dennis,Flipz,Manon Grandjean,Ayesha Lorde Dunn,Tobe Onwuka,Fraser T. Smith,DJ TiiNY,Trevor A. Williams,Jude Yawson
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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

THE #MERKY STORY SO FAR

Edited and co-written by Jude Yawson

Contributions by Team #Merky

It’s been a long time coming, I swear...’

In four yearsStormzy has risen from one of the most promising musicians of his generation to a spokesperson for a generation. Rise Up is the story of how he got there. It’s a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for. It’s about knowing where you’re from, and where you’re going. It’s about following your dreams without compromising who you are.

Featuring contributions from those closest to him, Rise Up is the #Merky story, and the record of a journey unlike any other.

©2018 Stormzy (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A very important book. The voices we hear from - young, gifted and largely black - are all too rarely heard. These are people who typically have to listen to a daily diet of media negativity about their communities without the opportunities to respond... It is truly inspiring to read about the accomplishments of Team Stormzy, realised largely without money or expertise, but with bucketloads of intelligence and hard work." (BBC, Will Gompertz)

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Stormzy Tells An Amazing Story!

I love it! Not only will you learn things that you never knew about Stormzy, but you will get to see inside his mind and feel like never before. Stormzy is an immaculate and articulate character, with gifts that never could have missed the stage and a remarkable mind!

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  • Tamara
  • 12-30-18

Excellence

There’s so many important lessons in this book, stunningly edited and highlighted in prose. I applaud it. It should be mandatory in education curriculum (and business schools) across the UK and beyond. We learn about leadership, the whole, giving the whole, what it means to strive for excellence, what excellence is, cognitive diversity, collaboration and teamwork, being brave, being humble, being black, being beyond boundaries, listening, learning... So much.

Listen to it.

I can’t wait for the next chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-18

Motivational

Illustrates team work makes the dream work. No one man ego. People from all walks of life brought their skill sets to the table to Rise Up. Peace Mixtape Madness

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  • shalom
  • 05-18-20

WONDERFUL AND CAPTIVATING

very detailed and inspiring , really helped me to understand his journey more and how much he’s been through. Great work! 👌🏾

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  • Sarah Seaton
  • 01-06-20

Respectable Straight to the point

I really enjoyed this one seemed like a musical journal of events which i liked. loved different narrators along with stormzy also. it made me want to get back and listen to all his stuff again because now i know much more about stormzy and his music. fantastic

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  • Abiodun O Olowosoyo
  • 12-17-19

Awesome

I'm really impressed by this book, what I like most is the way the t is presented, stars really need to learn from this. It is more obvious that great succ is never a solo effort

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  • Anderson D.
  • 09-12-19

A true royal family.

Well done to you and your team . Truly inspirational. Had bought the book then thought I'd return it and get it again at later date. Started it couldn't put it down. keep on doing what you're doing. An admiring and proud 55 year old black man. Thank you 🙏🏾

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  • 07-09-19

#merky

merky from start to finish. wicked skeng man. shut up. hear dis. it's not that deep

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  • juanrose
  • 12-27-19

Brilliant insight into a team with force

Really loved this book. Though it was hard at times to keep track of all the voices, it was good to hear from the entire team their experiences. It's a brilliant insight into the music industry and Team #Merky's ethos and work ethic. A really brilliant and inspiring book

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  • Ruby Rashid
  • 12-02-19

Brilliant

I absolutely loved Stormzy's book, all the people involved to help make #Merky what it is today promotes a sense of motivation and pride. Cannot wait for the 2nd book and see his story unfold into pure greatness.

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  • Danny Owen
  • 09-11-19

eye opening

shocking in a good way opened my eyes to a lot of new things and gave me more of a understanding to many things.

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