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Track Record: Me, Music, and the War on Blackness

george the poet

Track Record: Me, Music, and the War on Blackness

Hodder & Stoughton
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    Expected Release: 25th Apr 2024

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A revolutionary memoir by rapper, poet, and podcaster George the Poet.

'When Grime became the soundtrack to our lives, it gave a voice to the hustle. We were all looking for money, but it was deeper than that; we were looking for a future.' George the Poet knows better than anybody the importance of understanding your surroundings. Born to Ugandan parents on the St Raphael's Estate in Neasden, north-west London, George Mpanga has always been aware of his community. It was both his teacher and his inspiration - giving him the language, the experiences, and the skills to become the person he is today. In Track Record, George unveils the power dynamics that shape our world, shedding light on the forces that restrict Black creativity and put limits on Black excellence. By interrogating the history of colonialism and exploring capitalism's racist legacy, George offers a fresh perspective on the world around us. Delving into the music scene and iconic films from his childhood, as well as crucial political and economic moments in history, this book provides the backstory of where we are today. Honest, thought-provoking, and passionate, Track Record is a ground-breaking memoir by one of the UK's most unique voices.