Illustrated hardback will be out in October

Dizzee Rascal is working on an autobiography.

The rapper, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, will co-write the illustrated hardback with music journalist Ben Thompson.

It will be published in October by Canongate Books and Dirtee Books, a new arm of his Dirtee Stank Recordings label.

The Dizzee Rascal Story will provide a much more intimate insight into the real story behind the charismatic young artist,’ a Canongate spokeswoman tells the BBC.

Dizzee, 24, will recount his tough upbringing in Bow, east London, and the time he was stabbed in Cyprus.