London based double MOBO award winning Grime/Rap artist Guvna B has announced that he will be releasing his first ever book, 'Unpopular Culture', on 15th June. The book is available for pre-order now from Amazon.
"I spent the whole of 2016 writing and it's finally finished!" confirmed the rapper. "Money is the key to happiness. Work hard, play hard. Look out for number one. Popular culture is full of phrases like these, telling us the best way to live, the right things to buy, the right body shape to have, the right people to hang out with. These messages are everywhere we look, 24 hours a day.
But what if there was another way to live? What if we chose to live differently: to stand up for injustice, to live a life greater than just ourselves, to dare to be unpopular?"
In a culture which is quick to define us and places a heavy emphasis on conformity, Guvna B encourages young people not to be afraid to stand up and be different, exploring the ways in which God calls us to live purpose-driven and transformative lives. Although this God-given purpose may seem unpopular to the majority of the world, Guvna B explains that it is only when we truly embrace this purpose that we can start making a difference in the world.
Filled with stories and anecdotes from his twenty-odd years of life, Guvna B takes the reader through his own journey of self-discovery, shrugging off what the world says he is, and realising who God says he is. Covering a wide range of topics from identity to success, purpose to role models, this book is clear, engaging and very funny, and is the perfect next step on from his music, providing a more in-depth look at youth issues and revealing even more of the man behind the music.
Guvna B became the first rapper in UK history to top the Official Christian & Gospel charts. He holds mainstream records too with his album SECRET WORLD being the highest selling 'clean' rap album in 2015.
As well as sharing stages with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Kirk Franklin and Lecrae, his story has been covered by the BBC, Sky News, and Channel 4. He has worked with artists such as Matt Redman, Hillsong Music, Nick Brewer, Destiny Child's Michelle Williams, and Keisha Buchanan.