(Simon Wheatley)(DON'T CALL ME URBAN! - The Time of Grime)

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Newcastle: Northumbria Press, 2010
Condition: Good, minor shelf-wear and creases on edges of dust-jacket, a few of small bumped corners, One 3mm torn on left bottom corner on the back cover of dust jacket. Inside is excellent, Hardcover

This book is a photographic record compiled over a 12 year period, focussing on the youth of London's inner-city at a vital time, taking as its prism the genre of grime - the most significant and controversial musical expression to emerge from the UK since punk. Grime was essentially the UK's own authentic response to hip hop, an angst-ridden, confrontational music conveying the hopes and frustrations of an apolitical generation locked into decaying housing estates. The book is a visual reflection of what grime represented, chronicling the conditions that spawned the genre. It is a combination of music portraiture, social documentary and architectural photography.