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Dizzee Rascal
At the Barcelona Weekend Dance, September 2007
At the Barcelona Weekend Dance, September 2007
Background information
Birth name Dylan Mills
Born 1985
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Hip hop, grime, UK garage
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Years active 2000–present
Label(s) XL, Matador, Dirtee Stank, Definitive Jux
Associated acts Roll Deep
Website http://www.dizzeerascal.co.uk
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Dylan Mills (born 1985 in Bow, East London[1]), known professionally as Dizzee Rascal, is an English rapper and record producer. His (largely self-composed) music is a blend of garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga, with extremely eclectic samples and more exotic styles. His debut album, Boy in da Corner, won him the 2003 Mercury Prize. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Grime(also known as hip house) is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip hop. ... UK garage (also known as UKG or just garage) refers to several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house in the United Kingdom in the mid 1990s. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... XL Recordings is an independent record label which was launched by Nick Halkes (joined in 1992 by Richard Russell) with Beggars Banquet Records in 1989 to release its rave and dance music. ... Matador Records is a record label, famous for a roster of highly-respected indie rock artists and bands. ... Definitive Jux or Def Jux (both shortened forms of Definitive Juxtaposition) is an independent hip hop record label based in New York City, United States, co-founded in 1999 by former Company Flow member El-P (real name Jaime Meline) and Amaechi Uzoigwe. ... Roll Deep are a London-based grime crew set up by MC Wiley Kat aka Eskiboy. ... This article is about the year. ... Bow is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Grime(also known as hip house) is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip hop. ... Not to be confused with Rāga. ... Boy in Da Corner was the first solo album to be released by former Roll Deep member Dizzee Rascal. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ...

Contents

Biography

Dizzee grew up in the East End of London in South Bow on a council estate. As a teenager, he was detained for stealing cars and robbing a pizza deliveryman, and expelled from four secondary schools.[1] Jeff Chang in his article titled Future Shock explains Dizzee Rascal as a "fatherless child coming up in the East London council estates, aimless youth failed by the schools and the system but saved by music, bedroom beat-head who went top of the pops by representing his streets but can't escape their judgment. Right outside his front door, mates have turned predators...Childhood school chums who grow up to knife and shoot each other. There are no great leaps here. The daily is never routine. There are only moments for Dizzee to capture, encapsulate, and preserve, griot-like." [2] A sympathetic music teacher introduced him to music production on a school computer.[1] He began MCing on pirate radio and at raves at fifteen, but since his mainstream success he has distanced himself from the now growing scene. He used to be a member of the Roll Deep crew, until a conflict with former friend Wiley. The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes are forms of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... This page is about the West African poets. ... The term Pirate Radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmission. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... Roll Deep are a London-based grime crew set up by MC Wiley Kat aka Eskiboy. ... Wiley (born Richard Cowie, 19 January 1979)[1] is a MOBO Award-nominated[2] British rapper and producer of Trinidadian descent[3] from Bow, East London. ...


Having participated in their summer programmes as a teenager, Dizzee is now a patron of Tower Hamlets Summer University[3].


His acting debut came in a cameo appearance in London-based black gangster film Rollin' with the Nines (2006) where he played a drug dealer. Rollin with the Nines (2006) is a British film directed by Julian Gilbey. ...


Music

His music is an eclectic mixture of garage and hip-hop beats with an extremely broad palette of influences, ranging from metal guitars to found sounds, drill and bass synth lines, eclectic samples and even Japanese court music. Like most Grime artists, he utilizes "beats born of ringtones, video games and staticky pirate-radio sounds"[4] Dizzee's tracks are traditional Grime in that the beats are often asymmetrical and make it difficult to dance to his music. His vocal performance is also distinctive, he uses a fast style of rapping which blends elements from garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga. He raps about the same issues a confused generation of youth tends to; broken family, faithless mentors and a lack of support.[5] Dizzee's videos are similar to many grime and garage artists in the UK. They are frenetic and fast, often matching the speed of the rapping. This is especially visible in the videos to "Fix up, look sharp" video and " I Love You". Although his fast style of rapping and his subject matter are nothing more than ordinary in the UK, Dizzee Rascal's diversity nonetheless separates him from other UK rappers. In songs like "Just remember this: I am you" and "Cut 'em off", "when Dizzee thinks very deeply—worrying about growing up, about those around him who won't grow up, about dying before he grows up—he sounds like"...."He delivers threats with KRS-style meta-awareness"[5] More than just as a venue through Dizze Rascal chooses to express his thoughts, "music stopped him from drifting into crime like many others on his estate."[6] Dizzie is probably the best known grime artist to Americans. He worked closely with his mentor Wiley who created one of the first grime tracks called "Eskimo". [7] Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Not to be confused with Rāga. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Look up garage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Grime is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip hop. ... Look up Wiley in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Dizzee is Grime's most popular artist globally. Grime is still considered underground even after Dizzee's mainstream exposure because the lack of mainstream success and most artists get their music noticed through independent produced DVDs and by selling their music out of barbershops.[8] Dizzee's DJ, DJ Semtex, says, "the biggest conflict I have is with major labels because they still don’t get it." [9]. He says this because major U.S. labels have not signed artists of grime music because they don't believe it has commercial appeal.[citation needed]


Dizzie Rascal's lyrics highlight the issues young people currently face. T.O.K.'s hysterical dancehall harmonies, a synthesized guitar line halfway between death metal and the English beat, are all part of his musical rhythm touching a large population of young individuals.[10][11]


In his song "Brand New Day", he used "flat, punching out riddims into cheap PC software, beats born of ringtones, video games, and staticky pirate-radio sounds".[5] He is able to change his sound of music completely, by using different processor. In "Jus a Rascal" he uses "T.O.K.'s hysterical dancehall harmonies, a synthesized guitar line halfway between death metal and English Beat, stuttering Southern hi-hats and a kick drum retarded to a crawl".[5] Dizzee raps, in his high pitched pace, about "fatherless child coming up in the East London councl estates, aimless youth failed by the schools and the shitstem but saved by music, bedroom beat-head who went top of the pops by representing his strees but can't escape their judgement."[5] "They've got estates over there that look just like ours", Dizzee explains, "except there are still bullet holes in the buildings and that's in the nice part. It's definitely being opened up a bit because they've just joined the EU, but away from the touristy part, it's still a deep and eerie vibe. It's like my friend over there was saying, the fa_ade is thin - it feels like anything could happen at any time, and sometimes it does."[12] In "I Luv U", his breakout single, Dizzee describes two teens argue about unwanted pregnancy.[13] They use sex as blackmail, realizing that they are still stuck in their relationship. In an end, boy ends up fantasizing about a college girl, who has left but still gives out sexual favors.[5] "Then the frenetic beat seems to take over and the boy freestyles his last lines as if once the music fades he too might disappear. Dizzee manages to make this all sound funny and horrifying at once".[5]


In 2004, Dizzee Rascal made an international endorsement deal with urban brand Eckō and designed his own shoe with Nike in 2005.[1] For the British electronics company, see EKCO *eckō unltd. ... Nike, Inc. ...


Dizzee worked with cross genre artist Beck on a remix of the song Hell Yes. This article is about the musician. ... Hell Yes is a remix EP of several songs from Becks 2005 album, Guero. ...


Dizzee has also provided guest vocals on an Arctic Monkeys track, the B-Side to their single Brianstorm named 'Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend'. Dizzee's version of the same song is featured as "Temptation" on his album Maths + English. Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ... Favourite Worst Nightmare track listing Brianstorm Teddy Picker D Is for Dangerous Balaclava Fluorescent Adolescent Only Ones Who Know Do Me a Favour This House Is a Circus If You Were There, Beware The Bad Thing Old Yellow Bricks 505 Brianstorm is a song by Sheffield-based indie rock band... Maths and English is the third studio album by British rapper and grime artist Dizzee Rascal. ...


Dizzee once told author Ben Thompson in an interview with the Sunday's Observer magazine that, “Everything I do is for the music – I want to master it like Bruce Lee mastered martial arts."[14]


Boy in da Corner

After winning a Sidewinder award for 'best newcomer MC' in 2002, his album Boy in da Corner was released to universal critical acclaim in August 2003, entering the UK top 40 at #40. The album later reached #23. The album was preceded in June 2003 by the top 30 hit single I Luv U, a tale of accidental teenage pregnancy. In the same year the rapper was stabbed five times in Ayia Napa.[1] Many tabloids suggested that this event was connected to an apparent feud between Dizzee and UK Top 40-topping garage act So Solid Crew. Despite the often serious content of his music, there are frequently humorous elements to be found. Coordinates: , Country District Government  - Mayor Antonis Tsokkos Elevation 0 m (0 ft) Population (2001[1])  - Total 2,693 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Postal code Website: http://www. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... So Solid Crew are a UK garage and grime act whose hits include Oh No and 21 Seconds, the latter of which reached number one in the official UK Singles Chart in August 2001. ...


Following the success of the "I Luv U" single and the album, the second single from Boy in da Corner was "Fix Up, Look Sharp". The single, released in August 2003, gave Dizzee his first UK top 20 single and also became the biggest hit from his debut album. In September, Dizzee was awarded the prestigious Mercury Prize for the best album of 2003.[1] He was the youngest person (at 19) to do so and the second rapper (after Ms. Dynamite the previous year). The album was also chosen as the #1 album of the year by Planet Sound. I Luv U is the debut single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal. ... Boy in Da Corner was the first solo album to be released by former Roll Deep member Dizzee Rascal. ... Fix Up, Look Sharp is the second single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the second from his debut album Boy in Da Corner. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... Ms. ... Planet Sound is a Teletext music page on ITV and Channel 4 in the UK. It is broadcast on analogue Teletext from page 340, and on digital Teletext from page 820. ...


Along with being picked as the #1 album of the year by Planet Sound, Boy in da Corner was also chosen as one of the top 50 albums of the year by Rolling Stone, joining the likes of Kanye West, Mos Def, Eminem, and Jadakiss for 2004.[15] His unique style, as "words pour out at a high pitch and pace, as if syllables are the only thing that can hold back a scream," have given him a sound that hip hop heads can embrace as something new and original in the hip hop scene.[16] This article is about the magazine. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def, is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-nominated acclaimed American actor and MC, respectively. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ...


Later in the year he collaborated with the Basement Jaxx on their third album, Kish Kash on the track "Lucky Star". The track, which was released as a single in November 2003 and gave Dizzee his third top 30 hit. The third and final single, taken from his debut album, was "Jus' a Rascal", which became his fourth top 30 success. The song was also featured in the movie Kidulthood, released in 2006. Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Kish Kash is a 2003 album by British house music duo Basement Jaxx. ... Kidulthood is a 2006 British film about the life of several fifteen-year-olds in the Ladbroke Grove / Latimer Road area of West London, better known for neighbouring Notting Hill, which in comparison is the good side of the tracks. ...


"Jezebel" was never released from the album Boy in da Corner, but was well received and was exposed to well reviews and popularity on the underground scene. The song told the tale of a young London girl, who through years of going to parties, getting drunk, doing drugs and having sex earned herself the title Jezebel, translated as a slut, slag, whore etc. The fictional girl in the story was a teenage mother to two little girls, who would no doubt grow up to be just like their mother. Dizzee wrote the song as an account of his real life and the types of people that surrounded him.[citation needed] Look up slut in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Slag (disambiguation). ... Whore redirects here. ...


He made his U.S. concert debut on February 7, 2004 at Volume in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Showtime

In 2004, Dizzee Rascal won the NME award for Innovation. His second album, Showtime, came out in September of the same year, eclipsing the peak of his debut album by entering the UK album chart at #8. The first single from the album, released two weeks earlier in August 2004, was titled Stand Up Tall. This track gave Dizzee his highest charting single to date, managing to enter the UK top 10. This song was written and produced by Jasal. For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The second single "Dream", another top 20 hit, was released in November 2004. It sampled (and used the chorus of) Captain Sensible's song "Happy Talk", originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific. The "Dream" music video consisted of a mock 1950s style children's marionette show depicting scenes corresponding to the lyrics about Mills' East London youth: street culture, crime, single teenage mothers, pirate radio and garage clubs. Captain Sensible, performing live with The Damned in 2006. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... A marionette is a type of puppet with strings controlled by a puppeteer from above. ... The term Pirate Radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmission. ...


Later in 2004, Dizzee Rascal was part of Band Aid 20, a group of British musicians who re-recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas?" He did not sing in the song; rather, he rapped two lines of it ("Spare a thought this yuletide for the deprived, if the table was turned would you survive?" and "You ain't gotta feel guilt just selfless, give a little help to the helpless"). Dizzee Rascal was the first person to add to the song since the original was released. Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Do They Know Its Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. ...


In March 2005, the Double A-side single "Off 2 Work" / "Graftin" was released. "Graftin'" was the third and final single from the Showtime album, whilst "Off 2 Work" was a new track that did not appear on either of his albums. The accompanying music video featured Rascal in various ordinary workplace situations (as a policeman, a fast food vendor, a businessman, etc.) and PM Dizzee Rascal announcing his engagement to Cherie Blair. This was Dizzee's lowest charting single and smallest hit to date, peaking outside the UK top 40 at #44. “B-Sides” redirects here. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Cherie Blair born 23 September 1954, known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, is an English barrister. ...


Since, he has been busy setting up his own record label Dirtee Stank and signing MC acts from across the country, most notably the 'Newham Generals' from the Grime Scene. Grime(also known as hip house) is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip hop. ...


Rascal's music has also had a major impact on the youth of London. His success has broken barriers in terms of the United States and other countries collaborating in making a new era in Hip Hop music. Many teens growing up in London admire Rascal's determination to make societies and music improve.


Maths + English

Dizzee's third album Maths + English was released on June 4, 2007. He stated in an interview before the album's release that "Maths" refers to producing, in terms of beats, deals and money [17] and "English" to writing lyrics.[18] The first single off this album, Sirens, was released on May 21. While American influences were vital to the creative evolution of “Maths & English,” the album never compromises its distinctively British identity. [19] Maths and English is the third studio album by British rapper and grime artist Dizzee Rascal. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Maths + English was one of the 12 nominees for the 2007 Mercury Prize, which went to The Klaxons' album Myths of the Near Future.[20] Klaxons are a new rave band from New Cross, London in England. ... Myths of the Near Future is the Mercury Music Prize-winning debut album released by English band Klaxons on 29 January 2007 through Polydor Records. ...


The official U.S. release date was announced to be April 29, 2008, in retail stores and it will contain 2 new tracks. It is to be released on Definitive Jux.[21] is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Definitive Jux or Def Jux (both shortened forms of Definitive Juxtaposition) is an independent hip hop record label based in New York City, United States, co-founded in 1999 by former Company Flow member El-P (real name Jaime Meline) and Amaechi Uzoigwe. ...


Politics

A measure of the success of Dizzee and of Grime as a whole is the political attention it has received in the UK. Two prominent politicians, then Home Secretary David Blunkett and Culture Minister Kim Howells, have targeted 'black music', and have been accused of "blaming rap for 'glorifying gun culture and violence.'"[5] Dizzee himself has been quoted by UK newspaper for his line that says "I'm a problem for Anthony Blair"[5] As a result in a move to censor Grime Channel U has with the pressure from the police begun to sift through grime videos, being highly selective with the ones that are broadcast. [22] The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office and is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). ... David Blunkett (born 6 June 1947) is a British Labour Party politician and has been Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside since 1987. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... A minister can mean several things: A government minister is a politician who heads a government ministry A minister of religion is a member of the clergy A minister is the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Kim Scott Howells (born November 27, 1946 in Merthyr Tydfil) is a Labour politician in Wales, and member of Parliament for Pontypridd. ...


Dirtee Stank

Dizzee Rascal has created his own record label, called Dirtee Stank. Dizzee Rascal's explanation of the name: "The name came from one of the first lyrics I had: "going on dirty/going on stank…So I thought 'yeah fuck it, Dirtee Stank.'""[23] Dizzee has stated "I had Dirtee Stank before I had my record deal".[23] The first white label release of 'I Luv U' was made on Dirtee Stank, released when he was 16.[citation needed] Although both of his albums and their subsequent singles have been released under XL Recordings. It was not until 2005 that Dizzee Rascal 'revived' the label and made his first signings, Klass A,[24] and Newham Generals. Dizzee has stated the ethos of the company is “The label is about bridging the gap between indies, majors and the street. Stank is the way forwards”[citation needed]. The label's logo is a picture of flies circling feces, when asked why this logo was chosen Dizzee stated that it was: “gulliest thing I could think of".[23] XL Recordings is an independent record label which was launched by Nick Halkes (joined in 1992 by Richard Russell) with Beggars Banquet Records in 1989 to release its rave and dance music. ...


The label was formed and is owned by Dizzee Rascal, and is co-run by Dizzee's manager, Cage. According to Cage, Dirtee Stank exists to promote gifted artists with "social problems" that might scare off other labels. "People who, through the conditions they live in, might not be stable."[24] The label should also help artists overcome hurdles such as access to studios that "take something from a raw demo to something people will get excited about on the street".


The Newham Generals' mixtape Welcome to Newham and their debut album Generally Speaking were supposed to have been release in 2006 on Dirtee Stank.[23]


As of September 12, 2006 a notice on Dizzee's official site reported on the availability of Newham Generals' mixtape Best of Newham Generals Vol. 1 both in stores and online. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In an August 2007 Q Magazine interview he stated that he was working on his next album. He said that it is due out for release in late 2008 but did not say what the name of his new album will be. Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


He will release the single "Dance Wiv Me", featuring UK electro artist Calvin Harris, on July 7 2008. The track became Jo Whiley's Pet Sound for the week beginning June 2 2008. Calvin Harris (born January 17, 1984), is a British singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Johanne Whiley (born July 4, 1965 in Northampton) is an English radio disc jockey on BBC Radio 1, and a television presenter. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 2003: Boy in da Corner (#23 UK)
  • 2004: Showtime (#8 UK)
  • 2007: Maths + English (#7 UK)

Boy in Da Corner was the first solo album to be released by former Roll Deep member Dizzee Rascal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Maths and English is the third studio album by British rapper and grime artist Dizzee Rascal. ...

Singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
UK UK Indie
2003 "I Luv U" 23 Boy in da Corner
"Fix Up, Look Sharp" 17
"Jus' a Rascal" 30 1
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" (with Band Aid 20) 1
2004 "Stand Up Tall" 10 1 Showtime
"Dream" 14
"Off 2 Work"/"Graftin'" 44
2007 "Sirens" 20 Maths + English
"Pussy'ole (Old Skool)" 22 1
"Flex" 23 1
2008 "Dance Wiv Me"

These are The Official UK Charts Company UK Official Indie Chart number one hits of 2007. ... I Luv U is the debut single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal. ... Boy in Da Corner was the first solo album to be released by former Roll Deep member Dizzee Rascal. ... Fix Up, Look Sharp is the second single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the second from his debut album Boy in Da Corner. ... Jus a Rascal is the third single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the third and final single from his debut album Boy in Da Corner. ... Do They Know Its Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. ... Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Stand Up Tall is the fourth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the first from his second album Showtime. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dream is the fifth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the second from his second album Showtime. ... Off 2 Work is the sixth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal, a double A-side with Graftin, which was contained on Dizzee Rascals second albumShowtime. ... Graftin is the sixth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the third and final single from his second album Showtime. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... Maths and English is the third studio album by British rapper and grime artist Dizzee Rascal. ...

Featured singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
UK UK Indie
2003 "Lucky Star" (with Basement Jaxx) 23 Kish Kash

These are The Official UK Charts Company UK Official Indie Chart number one hits of 2007. ... Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Kish Kash is a 2003 album by British house music duo Basement Jaxx. ...

References

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  4. ^ Chang, Jeff. "Future Shock". Village Voice, 19 January 2004.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i village voice > music > Future Shock by Jeff Chang
  6. ^ Dizzee Rascal Biography
  7. ^ True Grime: The New Yorker
  8. ^ http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/03/21/050321crmu_music
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A3299204
  10. ^ Dizzee Rascal Net
  11. ^ Chang, Jeff. “Future Shock.” Village Voice, 19 January 2004.
  12. ^ Rascal, Dizzee. "Dizzee Rascal-London, UK-Garage/HipHop/Rap." Myspace. 13 Mar. 2008. 14 Mar. 2008. http://www.myspace.com/dizzeerascal.
  13. ^ Chang, Jeff. "Future Shock." Village Voice (2004). 14 Mar. 2008 <http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0403,chang,50366,22.html>.
  14. ^ Thompson, Ben. Observer's Music Monthly. April 17,2007.
  15. ^ The Top 50 Albums of 2004 : Rolling Stone
  16. ^ Chang, Jeff. "Future Shock". Village Voice, 19 January 2004.
  17. ^ MySpace.com - Dizzee Rascal - London, UK - Garage / Hip Hop / Rap - www.myspace.com/dizzeerascal
  18. ^ Dizzee Rascal Interview - Nottingham Articles - LeftLion.co.uk
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  20. ^ Bloomberg.com: Muse Arts
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  22. ^ Music video violence: Should grime clean up its act? - Media, News - Independent.co.uk
  23. ^ a b c d http://www.myspace.com/dirteestankrecordings Accessed September 7, 2007
  24. ^ a b "Dizzee Rascal seeks new urban artists", The Guardian, 2005-05-02. 

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NAME Dizzee Rascal
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mills, Dylan
SHORT DESCRIPTION Rapper, record producer
DATE OF BIRTH October 1, 1985
PLACE OF BIRTH London, England
DATE OF DEATH
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Amazon.com: Boy in da Corner: Dizzee Rascal: Music (387 words)
Dizzee Rascal is the latest Brit to try to land on America's rap shores after countless predecessors have failed.
Rascal boasts a frenetic verbal presence--the Cockney equivalent to Busta Rhymes--and his first single, "Fix Up, Look Sharp," is as good as you could want: old-school drum breaks meet futuristic flows with a memorable, holler-if-you-hear-me hook.
What Rascal has going against him is the fact that he sounds, well, British, and American audiences seem to like their flows homegrown, not imported.
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dizzee rascal doesn't feel his music fits any one tag but he's definitely arrived here through uk garage.
dizzee rascal is maybe pushing the gate further open - articulating his experience of east london pastures over fresh but bare productions.
with dizzee's album, most of the tracks are self-produced and while ll's still signed to def jam, this rascal said a firm no to the rap world's biggest label.
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