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Saturday 13th October 2018

Stormzy expands #Merky with Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far book

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THE BRIT Award winning rapper Stormzy, who achieved one of the biggest selling album of 2017, 'Gang Signs And Prayer', will have his first book Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far published through Penguin Random House on 1st November. It is the first addition to the grime star's expanding #Merky business which includes a music festival and a record label. Wrote Stormzy on Instagram, "We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors. I know too many talented writers that don't always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen and hopefully #Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say 'I can be an author' and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart cannot wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this." CR

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