Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Dizzee Rascal

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Dizzee Rascal
Fix up, look sharp as this is Dizzee Rascal, or Mister Rascal if you please, as he continues to define his very own genre. His very first album, Boy in da Corner, took him straight to the British Top 40 and, quite surprisingly for a British grime/hip hop artist, also into Rolling Stone's year end list.

Ever since he hasn't found a rulebook he didn't promptly rewrite, - he released a record on Def Jux in the USA while continuing his meteoric pop rise in the UK, he was the first to add any lines to the British charity classic 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time' since it was first released and finally went totally Bonkers with his fourth album Tongue N' Cheek which includes three number one hits and collaborations with folks like old cohort Shy FX and unlikely new fan Armand Van Helden.

This album shows him the closest to mainstream pop he's gotten so far, but on him this doesn't look like selling out. It's more like he doesn't have to prove how street he is, so that he can release an easy going record for people to have fun to (even in hard times, and there's plenty of those these days...) without losing respect. As the man himself says: Wherever he plays, people go bonkers. But that's enough from us, tune in to a Fireside Chat and listen for yourself.



Playlist -

Dizzee Rascal - Jus' A Rascal - XL
Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp - XL
Dizzee Rascal - Respect Me - XL
Dizzee Rascal - Money, Money - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Can't Tek No More - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Freaky Freaky - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Where's Da G's (feat. UGK) - XL
Passion Pit - The Reeling - Columbia
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health - Brille
Dizzee Rascal - Dirtee Cash - Dirtee Stank
Dizzee Rascal - Old Skool - XL
Dizzee Rascal - Stand Up Tall - XL
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv You - XL
Dizzee Rascal - Stop Dat - XL

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