Top UK artist Stormzy is reportedly working on a children’s books focused on “equality, race and social injustices.” according to a report on The Sun. The report details that the rapper has been developing the book together with a ghostwriter and illustrator.
The award-winning grime MC has been vocal in advocating for a just society and speaking against inequality and racism in the UK and around the world, the rapper’s latest move is seen as a continuation of his cause and now taking it to the young child and at large the young in heart and mind.
“Stormzy has a mass audience base, with a large demographic. Publishers feel his messaging on equality, race and social injustices would be good to translate into a series of children’s books, They have started conversations with his team, and ideas are still being bounced around.” an industry source told The Sun.
The 27-year-old rapper published his autobiography Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far in 2018 the book was released under his publishing imprint #Merky Books, a deal with Penguin Random House. The imprint which seeks to publish at least two books yearly is aimed at developing new generation of young writers by giving them a platform for their voices to be heard.
Earlier in the year, the rapper pledged £10m to Black British causes over ten years a donation targeting charities, organizations, and movements committed to fighting racial injustices and black empowerment in the UK.