by Professor Green - £8.99 Bonnier Books Ltd (BLINK Publishing) (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781910536728 | ISBN 10: 1910536725
It was never easy for Professor Green. Born into a tough Hackney estate and raised by his grandmother, the rapper was always learning the hard way – whether at school, on the streets of east London or during impromptu freestyling shows at friends’ house parties. Indeed life and music have always been intertwined for the young rapper, but it wasn’t until he was 18 that the two were brought into focus by the suicide of his father – and his emotions, ever since, have been reflected in the raw and often passionate line of his inspirational lyrics.
In this wonderful autobiography, Professor Green – a.k.a. Stephen Manderson – reflects on his life so far and how his tough upbringing shaped the person and musician he is today. Passionate, raw and totally open, Lucky is the story of a boy’s journey, from life close to the streets, to a time briefly behind bars, followed by a life making it as a musician and becoming the man you want to become.
Lucky is accompanied by a unique digital app, which takes you closer to Professor Green and his story: with exclusive digital content for readers to enjoy, this is a rare insight into one of the most exciting and controversial musicians working in music today.
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