Dizzee Rascal To Pen Memoirs

From the Guardian:

"Dizzee Rascal has announced plans to publish his first official memoir, provisionally titled The Dizzee Rascal Story.

The 24-year-old rapper will co-write his life story with music journalist Ben Thompson later this year. The memoir will be published by the company Dirtee Books, a joint venture with Dizzee's Dirtee Stank label and publishers Canongate.

The illustrated hardback is due in October and the paperback will follow in summer 2011. Plus, publisher Canongate plans to focus on marketing digital editions of the book.

Dizzee Rascal, real name Dylan Mills, was born in Bow, east London, in 1985. He started making music in his teens and released his Mercury prize-winning debut album, Boy In Da Corner, when he was 17. His fourth album, Tongue N' Cheek, was released last year and is the rapper's greatest commercial success to date. His memoir promises to offer an 'intimate insight' into his life so far, including his turbulent adolescence and his near-fatal stabbing in 2003."