How to Be Narstie
The unedited Big Narstie experience from the Brixton-raised pop-cultural phenomenon, this part-memoir, part-guide takes in everything from politics, drugs, race and Poundland.
Grime MC. Philosopher. Part-time weatherman. British pop-cultural phenomenon Big Narstie occupies a unique (and appropriately sizeable) place in the British psyche. Though he never asked for it — and you should never trust anyone who does — Big Narstie is now a role model whose wisdom rings as true in a Hampshire village as it does in the Brixton estate he once called home.
How To Be Narstie is both memoir and manual for modern life, with chapters covering topics like politics, drugs, race and Poundland, all in Narstie’s peerless style. Just as Big Narstie became one of Britain’s most recognised faces without compromising his integrity as a grime MC, so How To Be Narstie captures in vivid colours the passions, beliefs and experiences of a man who escaped a life that at one point seemed predestined to end up with a prison sentence, but did so without ever betraying his roots.