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Tippa Irie

It's Good to Have the Feeling You're the Best

jacaranda books



hardback book (pre-order)

Expected Release: 23rd Mar 2023

£20.00


A Grammy Award-winning reggae artist reflects on fame, longevity, and the power of music in this infectiously charismatic (and frequently poignant) autobiography from Tippa Irie.

The autobiography of Tippa Irie, It's Good to Have the Feeling You're the Best tells the reggae musician's incredible story, from his trail-blazing beginnings in Saxon Sound International to the Grammy Award-winning "Hey Mama" with the Black Eyed Peas. Titled after his 1980s hit single, the book will cover 35 years of Tippa's prestigious career: from the first sign of talent as a child in South London and family members encouraging him to enter local talent competitions, to making his first record and becoming the powerhouse and Reggae-scene legend he is now. It's a story full of dreams, music and hope but also the deep traumas and tribulations that Tippa experienced throughout his life, and how music helped him to move forward.

It's Good to Have the Feeling You're the Best