Wiley launches autobiography with a London party

The godfather of grime hosted a party at The London EDITION to celebrate the launch of his new autobiography Eskiboy (Penguin Random House UK).

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Guests including Rudimental, Naughty Boy, JME, Tinchy Stryder, Tim Westwood and Lethal Bizzle were invited into the hotel’s BASEMENT space as DJs Sam Young, Charles Prince, Logan Sama and DJ Maximum took to the decks. While sipping on BULLDOG Gin cocktails, guests were treated to an impromptu live set by Boy Better Know.

Richard Kylea Cowie, or Wiley, is one of the most innovative and influential musicians of today. Over the course of twenty years he has redefined British music: releasing ten top-twenty singles, selling over 4 million records and helping to launch a new generation of stars.

Eskiboy tells his story in full, for the first time, from childhood trauma to white-label releases, to lifetime achievement awards and beyond. In 96 short chapters, it covers the friendships and rivalries and tragedies and triumphs of two decades in music, and explores the history and future of grime and the Eskimo sound.

Eskiboy is available to purchase here.

Photography Marcel Le Bachelet

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