(SOLD): WHEATLEY, Simon. Don’t Call Me Urban: The Time of Grime.
(Newcastle upon Tyne): 2010. First edition. Small square quarto. 209 pages. Really cool analysis of the culture of “grime” that has burst out of London’s decaying council estates over the past decade. Although ostensibly a genre of “urban” music, acknowledged as the UK”s answer to hip hop, it is perhaps an era when youths living in these deprived areas began to behave in an increasingly wild manner living a fantasy largely based on an “urban” culture imported from the USA, where rap music has degenerated from an originally “conscious” base to one in which the “gangsta” strain that emerged in the late 1980s/early 1990s is now dominant. A near fine copy in dust jacket.