Andrew Emery is the author of The Book of Hip-Hop Cover Art and comic memoir Wiggaz With Attitude: My Life as a Failed White Rapper. The founding editor of cult rap magazine Fat Lace, he was contributing editor to Hip-Hop Connection for 15 years and has written for dozens of publications on music, street culture, sport and even sleep paralysis.
He discovered hip-hop in 1984, and it changed his life. He has since failed to be a breakdancer, rapper, DJ, croupier and video shop manager, but did manage to succeed at interviewing his personal hero, Chuck D of Public Enemy. He is not the Andrew Emery who wrote a book about Bournemouth Seafront. He pays the bills as a copywriter and lives in Leeds with his wife, stepchildren and other animals.