Narrated by its originators THIS IS GRIME is the first oral history of the most influential and inventive musical culture produced in the UK in the last two decades.
13 years ago, from the depths of Bow E3, the voice of a generation emerged.
It was dark, it was angry, it was loud, it was unapologetic. It was provocative and fiercely independent.
It was the brittle sound of disillusionment, resentment and despair, but also the voice of hope...
This Is Grime.
Written by Hattie Collins, i-D, the Guardian and The Sunday Times, an authority on Grime who has documented the scene since its beginnings, and accompanied by beautiful images shot by award-winning photographer Olivia Rose solely for the book, THIS IS GRIME will have unrivaled access to the artists and influencers who have created and cultivated the culture over the past fifteen years. Telling their stories and the story of this musical culture - one of the most significant working class British subcultures of its time - in tandem.