As a core member of seminal Grime crew Roll Deep alongside Wiley, Scratchy, Flowdan et al (formed in 2001), DJ Target has been an ever-present figure since the beginning.
Grime Kids, his first ever book, will document the rise of the scene, both from his own perspective and via stories from prominent figures and pioneers of the culture. “Offering an unrivalled level of insight”, Target explains, “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 on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.”
Drawing on fascinating contributions some of Grime’s leading figures, Grime Kids will land as the first book of its kind to truly document how Grime went from gritty, aspirational genre to one of the UK’s most powerful and influential music scenes. Spotlighting pivotal moments, as well as visually documenting the culture, scene and personal interactions with exclusive, never-before-seen photos, it is the definitive story of grime — the voice of a generation.
Grime Kids releases on 14th June 2018 in hardback via Trapeze. You can preorder the book now on: http://bit.ly/GrimeKidsUK