Jeffrey Boakye's Hold Tight is a fascinating insight into both grime and its culture within the black, British born youth born after the 1980s.
Based around over fifty classic, genre defying tracks that make up the DNA of this unique musical movement. Jeffrey Boakye analyses the meaning behind the music and its impact and representation of masculinity in the music and the media that covers it.
Both a guide to Grime and an investigation into life as a black man in Britain today, HOLD TIGHT puts seminal tracks like Moschino, Creeper, Next Hype, Too Many Man, Rhythm and Gash, I Can C U and… Do They Know It’s Christmas 2004, into perspective.
An incredibly insightful book that goes a long way to detailing some of the key factors that have made this musical movement one of the most important since the first wave of jungle emerged in the early 1990s.