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Live Lounge Dizzee Rascal, Dizzee Rascal

With live music from Dizzee Rascal in Radio 1's Live Lounge.

Jo talks to Dizzee about his Glastonbury experience and how he dealt with the mud and walking, "Walking? No Chance, we got a lift...I was carried at one point...it was way too muddy for my white trainers!".
But how did the collaboration with Calvin Harris come about for Dance Wiv Me? Well, at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Preston of course!
Dizzee tells how he walked straight up to Calvin and told him that Acceptable In The 80's got him excited about music again and that he would love to make a track with him.
Jo talks to the rapper about his time at drama school and he reveals his claim to fame is being in the same class as Martin from Eastenders.
Would he start an acting career? If he did, he would like to do action films and be like Wesley Snipes but at the moment he loves music too much!
Dizzee talks about his forthcoming album to be released sometime next year on his own label Dirtee Stank and possible collaboration with Franz Ferdinand and The Ting Tings as well as Dizzee signing and releasing forthcoming albums from vocalist Chrome and The Newham Generals.
Jo gets Dizzee's reaction to Dance Wiv Me being number one in the download chart and his hopes of it being number one in the Official UK Singles Chart.
Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris and Chrome perform Dance Wiv Me and then the Ting Tings track That's Not My Name is covered by Dizzee and Chrome.

02/07/2008
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
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