Rise Up

Rise Up

The #Merky Story So Far

Summary

*A 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR*

‘An inspirational must-read.’ Evening Standard


‘A very important book.’ Will Gompertz, BBC


‘A motivational, inspirational oral history.’ Nikesh Shukla, iNews


‘Don’t sleep on it... the future is looking #Merky.’ Metro


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

In four years Stormzy 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 never-before-seen photographs, lyrics and contributions from Team #Merky, Rise Up is the #Merky story, and the record of a journey unlike any other.

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Edited and Co-written by Jude Yawson
Contributions by Team #Merky
Images by Kaylum Dennis

Reviews

  • Part inspirational self-help manual, part business guide, part exploration of how its author - aided by the team around him, given equal voice in the oral history format - transformed himself into the scene's biggest star.
    Alexis Petridis, Guardian, 'Books of the Year'

About the author

Stormzy

Stormzy is a musician from Thornton Heath, south London. In 2017 he won the BBC Music Award for ‘Artist of the Year’, and received two BRIT Awards for ‘Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Album’ in February 2018. His debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, debuted at #1 in the UK album charts, the first ever grime album to do so. The album was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and also won the Ivor Novello ‘Album Award’ in June 2018. He lives in London.
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