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Stick To My Roots

Tippa Irie

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The autobiography of Tippa Irie, Stick To My Roots tells the reggae musician's incredible story - from his trail-blazing beginnings in Saxon Sound International to the Grammy Award-nominated "Hey Mama" with the Black Eyed Peas.

Titled after his 1980s hit single, the book will cover 35 years of Tippa's prestigious career: from the first sign of talent as a child in South London and family members encouraging him to enter local talent competitions, to making his first record and becoming the powerhouse and Reggae-scene legend he is now.

It's a story full of dreams, music and hope, but also the deep traumas and tribulations that Tippa experienced throughout his life, and how music helped him to move forward.

Author Bio

Tippa Irie is the Grammy-nominated artist most known in the UK and all over the world for his Reggae music. Tippa has worked with bands and artists such as Maxi Priest, Peter Spence, Pato Banton, Long Beach Dub All-stars, Jurassic 5, Friendly Fire Crew, Detour Posse, Chainska, The Uppercut Band, UB40 Aswad, The Far East Band and more recently Congo Natty aka Rebel MC to form a group called UK AllStars, David “RamJam” Rodigan and countless others.

Not just a successful performer, Tippa has also built up a reputation as a top radio DJ, record producer, and owner of his own studio. To date, Tippa remains one of the most successful entertainers to come out of the UK and continues to ?y the ?ag for the UK scene wherever he goes. Stick To My Roots is his first book.