THE MERKY STORY SO FAR Edited And Co Written By Jude YawsonContributions By Team MerkyImages By Kaylum Dennis It S Been A Long Time Coming, I Swear In Four Years Stormzy Has Risen From One Of The Most Promising Musicians Of His Generation To A Spokesperson For A Generation Rise Up Is The Story Of How He Got There It S A Story About Faith And The Ideas Worth Fighting For It S About Knowing Where You Re From, And Where You Re Going It S About Following Your Dreams Without Compromising Who You AreFeaturing Never Before Seen Photographs, Annotated Lyrics And Contributions From Those Closest To Him, Rise Up Is The Merky Story, And The Record Of A Journey Unlike Any Other A Very Important Book The Voices We Hear From Young, Gifted And Largely Black Are All Too Rarely Heard These Are People Who Typically Have To Listen To A Daily Diet Of Media Negativity About Their Communities Without The Opportunities To Respond It Is Truly Inspiring To Read About The Accomplishments Of Team Stormzy, Realised Largely Without Money Or Expertise, But With Bucketloads Of Intelligence And Hard Work BBC WILL GOMPERTZ

8 thoughts on “Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far

  1. says:

    There s a reason Stormzy wrote in his Instagram caption that the book reads like a moving motion picture I couldn t have put it better I read this book in a day because I couldn t put it down The Merky story takes you on a journey of such hope it s incredible It gives readers an insight into the work behind the brand and how important teamwork really is The way the book is sectioned perfectly mirrors Stormzy s rise and the Merky brand growing I love it The nod to Malorie Blackmans Noughts Crosses saga was brilliant too Only real fans will notice what I mean.All in all, I really enjoyed reading this and seeing the details behind what I watched happening in the real world There s definitely a reason it s called the Merky story SO FAR this is just the beginning.Well done to the team Inspiring

  2. says:

    I bought this for my teenage son as trying to get him to read is sometimes a struggle so I have to pick books carefully, trying to find something that interests him He s a fan of Stormzy and we ve seen him live, so this book was a great choice He says the book is really good and he s really enjoying reading it Hooray I might even read it myself once he s finished it 0

  3. says:

    fantastic s a Christmas present.plenty of pictures and an interesting read so far

  4. says:

    yeah it s that loud 10 10

  5. says:

    I ordered this book for myself but my son has decided to read it first he said it s very good so can t wait to have it back

  6. says:

    Brought for a pressies but have had a reply it s good

  7. says:

    Great book

  8. says:

    I throughly enjoyed this book, gives a real insight on just how hard an artist works to get to where they are now I d highly recommend to anyone who s a fan