Featuring the work of twenty one talented artists from across the UK, this collection of rap, songs and poems explores current themes and addresses questions raised from day to day life. Free from bad language and attitude, this is one of those books that can leave you in tears or laughter as the passionate words reach across the page. It is a book born of struggle and perseverance, from authors who know the highs and lows of street life. From slavery to heritage; from dreams to family, `Lyrically Justified' has been heralded as the UK's `Streetwise Bible'.
"Heroes of their communities, with positivity in common, these poets deserve to say their piece. They champion causes, not for domination, but for resolution. Urban artists, they search for truth in light of wisdom and creativity."
The authors herald from different parts of the UK, principally Bristol and Leeds. They include: Testament, Edson Burton, Denetta Copeland, Michael Jenkins, Nadinne Dyen, Shaun Clarke, Redeyefeenix, Justin Archibald, Axsom Nelson, Empress Imani, Steve Duncan, Idren Natural, Princess Emmanuelle, Louis Macintosh, Saju Ahmed, Saiqa Rehman, David Okwesia, Raj Silverfinger Singh, Justin Swaby, Karabo Moruakgomo and Shamile Haline. Their achievements span holding Guinness World Records for human beatboxing to producing award-winning films and acclaimed national performances.