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Dizzee Rascal (born Dylan Mills, 1985) is a London-born MC and grime producer. His debut album, Boy In Da Corner brought him to national attention and won the 2003 Mercury Music Prize.
Music Style: Dizzee Rascal's music combines sounds and production techniques from a wide range of musical genres, from hip-hop and garage, to heavy metal and drill and bass.
Vocally, Dizzee's flow is fast and clipped, blending influences from ragga, garage and rap.
Despite the mainstream exposure that Dizzee has received following the success of his album releases, grime music remains largely ignored by major record labels, radio stations and the record-buying public.
Music: In his early career, Dizzee worked with his mentor, Wiley. Together, they created some of the earliest grime music, including a track called 'Eskimo'. The pair later had a disagreement and no longer work together.
In 2002, Rascal won the Sidewinder award for Best Newcomer MC. Following the win, his debut album, Boy in Da Corner was released, to critical praise. The track 'I Luv U' was the first single from the album. Following the release of the album, Dizzee Rascal was stabbed whilst he was in Ayia Napa. The press coverage of the incident suggested a connection between the stabbing and an ongoing dispute with the So Solid Crew. The second single from the album was 'Fix Up Look Sharp'.
In September 2003, Dizzee Rascal won the highly regarded Mercury Music Prize, making him the youngest person ever to win the award.
In November of the same year, Basement Jaxx released 'Lucky Star', featuring Dizzee Rascal, from their album Kish Kash. Dizzee also released Jus' A Rascal' from his debut album and the track was picked up and featured in the soundtrack to the film Kidulthood.
Dizzee Rascal's second album, Showtime, was released in 2004 and entered the UK album chart at number eight. On 'Dream', Dizzee sampled Captain Sensible's version of 'Happy Talk' - originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Later that year, Rascal became the first artist to add new material to a version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' when he added a rap to a new recording of the charity song, recorded as Band Aid 20.
Maths + English was Dizzee Rascal's third album and was released in June 2007. Maths + English followed in the footsteps of Dizzee's debut album and was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize. This time, however, he was beaten to the prize by Klaxons, with their Myths Of The Near Future album.
In July 2008, Dizzee Rascal's collaboration with Calvin Harris, 'Dance Wiv Me' became a massive summer chart hit, reaching number one in the UK singles chart.
In December 2008, Dizzee Rascal was arrested in London, following an incident involving a baseball bat.
Label-owner: Dizzee's label is called Dirtee Stank and was the home of his first white label release, 'I Luv U'. In 2005, Dizzee re-launched the label, releasing records by Newham Generals and Klass A.
British Rapper Dizzee Rascal Has Urged U.k. Politicians To Invest Money In Youth Clubs To Save Youngsters From A Life Of Crime.
The hip-hop star grew up in east London, and he was involved with a number of local youth organisations which he credits with fuelling his creativity as a youngster.
Dizzee is convinced youth clubs in troubled inner city areas often provide a lifeline for troubled kids, and he wants politicians to boost their funding instead of shutting them down.
"Just put some money in the youth clubs, man," he tells the London Evening Standard. "Sometimes, those little youth clubs, you can close them down and some kids don't necessarily care, some don't give a s**t.
Continue reading: Dizzee Rascal Wants Politicians To Invest In Youth Clubs
Nick Brewer's first UK garage single 'Talk To Me' has taken radio by storm but he says he relates more to pop star Ed Sheeran.
The 'Talk To Me' rapper says Eminem, Wiley and Dizzee Rascal have influenced his UK garage sound but after coming across the 'Thinking Out Loud' singer at a gig before he was famous, Nick realised he needed to have a softer edge too.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''I remember seeing Ed perform in a pub and there were like ten of us there. I checked him out on twitter and he had 500 followers. But he put in this performance where you could see he thought he was performing to a sold out arena.
Continue reading: Nick Brewer: I'll Be Nice Like Ed Sheeran
Rudimental brought Dizzee Rascal onstage for their headline set at Lovebox on Friday night (17.07.15).
The chart-topping quartet were closing the Main Stage at the London festival, held at Victoria Park, when they surprised the 50,000 strong crowd by inviting the 'Bonkers' hitmaker onstage for their new collaboration 'Love Ain't Just A Word'.
During their performance, the lads - who, along with Dizzee, were raised in the capital - shouted to the crowd: ''This is our home!''
Continue reading: Rudimental Bring Dizzee Rascal Onstage At Lovebox
Rudimental have premiered a new track with Dizzee Rascal, saying they're ''so glad'' to have finally worked with him after growing up listening to his music.
The drum and bass quartet have collaborated with the grime legend as well as rising star Anne-Marie on their latest song 'Love Ain't Just A Word', with the group saying they're ''so glad'' they finally got to work with the rapper having been fans of his music for such a long time.
Speaking about the track, they said: ''We grew up with Dizzee; we all used to hang out as kids together in East London. We were working on a track and thought he'd be perfect on it, so invited him over to our studio, Major Toms. He came over one night, liked what he heard, so wrote and recorded his verse there and then! So glad that we finally got to work together.''
Continue reading: Rudimental Premiere Dizzee Rascal Collaboration
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.
Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.
Dizzee Rascal was determined not to let a fight ruin his gig in Cornwall, England over the weekend (21-22Jun14), insisting he felt compelled to break up the brawl and keep the peace.
The rapper performed at the Eden Project venue on Saturday night (21Jun14), and subsequent reports suggested the show was marred by an altercation in the crowd, which prompted the security team to step in and attempt to remove the offenders.
Dizzee Rascal has now confirmed the incident and revealed he asked the guards to allow the two men stay.
Continue reading: Dizzee Rascal Unfazed By U.k. Gig Fight
Rupert Grint has revealed a thief used his credit card to sign up to several dating websites, much to his embarrassment.
Rupert Grint was shocked to discover a thief had signed him up to multiple dating sites.
The 'Harry Potter' actor recently had his credit card stolen and was alarmed when he was inundated with dozens of letters and emails about his quest for love courtesy of the cheeky crook.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: ''I don't usually care about money that much. But when I had my card taken I cared about that.
Continue reading: Rupert Grint's Online Dating Disaster
Scott Disick drove the New York stretch of the Gumball 3000 rally yesterday (06.06.14), which he described as an ''amazing drive''.
Scott Disick drove the New York stretch of the Gumball 3000 rally yesterday (06.06.14).
The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star and businessman joined 120 supercars and drivers in a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster as part of make-up brand Kameco's team.
After he had completed the leg, he wrote on Twitter: ''Had an amazing drive today with @paintedmanbykameco''
Continue reading: Scott Disick Drives Gumball 3000 Rally
The pair will join other motoring enthusiasts and stars including David Hasselhoff, rapper Eve, and music producer Deadmau5 for the 3,000-mile (4,828-kilometre) trek across two continents.
The seven-day event next month (Jun14) begins in Miami, Florida, and ends in Ibiza, Spain, via New York and London, and the two British hip-hop stars are the latest famous faces to sign up.
Continue reading: Dizzee Rascal And Tinie Tempah Join Gumball Rally
British rappers Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal will take part in this year's Gumball 3000 Rally, with Dizzee set to drive the world's fastest supercar worth £1 million.
The British rappers will be hoping to show off their driving skills when they command luxury supercars in the annual race, which will begin in Miami, Florida, on June 2 and culminate in the party island of Ibiza.
'Miami 2 Ibiza' hitmaker Tinie will have the chance to turn his lyrics into a reality when he joins the 10-day race.
Continue reading: Tinie Tempah Enters Gumball 3000 Rally
Date of birth
1st November, 1980
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