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Stormzy Is Launching a Publishing Imprint With Penguin Random House to Help Aspiring Authors

Stormzy will release his very first book under the imprint on November 1.

Stormzy is known for his skills on the mic, but it looks like the British-Ghanaian rapper is expanding his resume to include author and publisher as well.

The grime star has announced his new imprint called #Merky Books in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK. He'll be releasing his debut book Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far under the imprint on November 1. The book will include "hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him," he wrote on Instagram.

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Stormzy, John Boyega and More Brought Joy to the 'Black Carpet at ‘Black Panther's’ European Premiere

The stars showed up and showed out for the most anticipated film of the year.

We are officially one week away from the release of the most anticipated film in recent history.

Black Panther is on its way! Following press events in Seoul earlier this week, the cast and crew of the film were in London last night at the Hammersmith Apollo for the official European premiere! Once again, they did not disappoint with their dazzling get ups, displaying black excellence at its finest.

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The 20 Best Grime Releases of 2017

Here are the best UK Grime releases of the year.

Released in January, Pirate Mentality is a documentary study of grime in its elemental form and its rise from an inner-city curiosity into an arena selling genre, prefiguring the run of impressive releases that were to come this year.

The ascent of trap has charged new life into hip-hop (and related genres) the world over and it is the steadiest current running through the entirety of grime music today which, aspects of which we examined in August when J Hus, Stormzy and Loyle Carner we're nominated for the Mercury Prize.

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