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Rapping into a hairbrush breakdancing on the kitchen floor carrying around the world’s smallest uietest ghetto blaster in ’s Britain long before the world has heard of Eminem how does an aspiring white teenage. I may be biased in my five stars because this book s target demographic probably has me right in the centreI was born in the same year as Andrew Emery we grew up in the same city our experiences of John Peel are exactly the same though I did learn to enjoy the sounds of Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death a few years later some of my childhood friends are mentioned in the pages he name checks the pirate radio station I helped set up with three friends in 1988 an event that changed the course of my life forever and his two bandmates were people that I had a nodding acuaintance with because our social circles overlappedTo my knowledge I never met the author but there s every chance I snaked a copy of Low Profile s We re in this Together LP from Jumbo Records whilst he was waiting patiently behind me to browse that weeks hip hop importsThe subtitle My Life as a Failed White Rapper is somewhat misleading this isn t anything even remotely like Jensen Karp s Kanye West Owes Me 300 and should be considered a single voice in the vast history of hip hop Emery does an excellent job of getting across his obsession with hip hop culture whilst trying to figure out exactly where he fits into it without explicitly stating it or maybe he does but it s buried in humour he manages to keep hip hop centred on black working class experience whilst discussing his adventures in the cultural milieu of the timeI can t help but feel a lot of kinship with Emery he s a dyed in the wool hip hop head but has no time for the painfully tedious dismissal other heads have of anything that doesn t fit in with a very narrow set of parameters parameters that really only existed for a few years well into hip hop s development anyway For Emery the Golden Age of hip hop roughly 1986 1989 for the author doesn t mean it was empirically the best time for hip hop and nothing has touched it since it just refers to an explosion and convergence of multiple new techniues of music production that ultimately changed entire approaches to song writing and performance across multiple genresRecommended reading even if you re not a northern English white guy in your mid 40s with a partner that sort of tolerates the ever growing amount of vinyl you have in the spare bedroom

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Wiggaz With Attitude

Rapper keep going in the face of universal ridiculeWiggaz With Attitude is a uniue and hilarious account of both the author's attempts to become Leeds’ greatest ever hip hop star and of hip hop itself A new sound. Wanted to like this book Very hum drum Thank you to author and Netgalley for opportunity to read

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That changed the way Wiggaz With eBook #221 we dance dress and talk it gave the author's generation a fresh perspective on the world This is their story told through one wannabe rapper's rise and fall Mostly fall.. fantastic funny and self deprecating Heard Andrew on the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast and thought if his book is half as funny as he is it will be a great read I wasn t disappointed so many laugh out loud bits as a white hip loving kid of the eighties the longing to find out everything about my transatlantic heroes really resonated with me Grab a copy as soon as you can


10 thoughts on “Wiggaz With Attitude

  1. says:

    The basic premise of Andrew Emery's new memoir Wiggaz With Attitude isn't particularly earth shattering The author chronicles his experiences growing up as a white hip hop fan in an ethnically vanilla region where his music preferences were met with confusion and occasionally derision from his peers He also goes into considerable depth on h

  2. says:

    I was sent a review copy of this through an online book groupI tend to read factual books about hip hop history as there aren't many that take a personal perspective on it DJ Semtex's Hip Hop Raised Me was a rare example of one with a person

  3. says:

    I may be biased in my five stars because this book’s target demographic probably has me right in the centreI was born in

  4. says:

    Wanted to like this book Very hum drum Thank you to author and Netgalley for opportunity to read

  5. says:

    It's clear how much the writer loves the subject matter and his passion is contagious I was uite late to hip hop but I get the impression I'm a similar age to Andrew and could relate throughout despite not being as involved in the scene as heI've dropped a star as the footnotes did interrupt the flow on occasion but the content was

  6. says:

    Some of my favourite autobiographies aren't afraid of choosing places to admit defeat rather than tout success Unlike the Alan Partridge autobiogaphy in which the author chooses to end an awful lot of his anecdotes with the phrase 'needless to say I had the last laugh' here in the title alone the writer has humanised his life in pur

  7. says:

    Drew's encyclopaedic knowledge of hip hop be it the US or UK scene is wittingly and self deprecatingly told through his aspirations from young to become a rapper It's an enjoyable read as well as a detailed insight into the world of hip hop and its history The last chapter annoyingly glosses over his encounters with various names but perhaps that's being saved for another book

  8. says:

    An interesting and addictive read for any hip hop fan As you follow the journey of the unsuccesful rap career it is apparen

  9. says:

    fantastic funny and self deprecating Heard Andrew on the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast and thought if his book is half as funny as he is it will be a great read I wasn't disappointed so many laugh out loud bits as a white hip loving kid of the eighties the longing to find out everything about my transatlantic heroes rea

  10. says:

    A book about hip hop hip hop sang to Dead Prez's one hit