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The official autobiography of Wiley, the 'Godfather of Grime'

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Richard Kylea Cowie MBE, better known as Wiley, is a producer, writer and recording artist.


A glimpse of the 21st century rock'n'roll. * Sunday Times, 'Books of the Year' *
The legacy has been documented. -- Stormzy
Grime, Britain's answer to hip-hop, is the most significant homegrown music genre since punk and its founding father is Wiley. Eskiboy charts not just Wiley's story and character but grime's journey from chaotic and frequently violent raves in warehouses to mainstream credibility. * The Times, 'Books of the Year' *
Incredible. A whirlwind chronicle of friendships, family, violence, beefs, parenting, politics, race and a pure, mad passion for music. Eskiboy ensures everyone falls in love with Richard Kylea Cowie, the charmingly fallible lead at the heart not only of this book but the grime scene itself. -- Hattie Collins * i-D *
Wiley is the pioneering force of grime, the most revolutionary musical movement in Britain since punk. Captivating. -- Will Hodgkinson * The Times *

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