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Dizzee Rascal

Born 1 October 1985.
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Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers at Children in Need Rocks 2013

Dizzee Rascal perform Bonkers at Children in Need Rocks 2013

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Biography

Dylan Mills (born 1985), better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer with Ghanaian and Nigerian roots. His music is a blend of grime, UK garage, bassline, British hip hop, and R&B. Best known for his number-one hits "Dance wiv Me", "Bonkers", "Holiday", "Dirtee Disco" and "Shout", his debut album Boy in da Corner won him the 2003 Mercury Prize. Follow-up albums Showtime, Maths + English and Tongue n' Cheek have been critically acclaimed and certified gold, the last going platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 units in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Review of Tongue N’ Cheek

    Tongue N’ Cheek 2009

    Reviewed by John Doran
    The release to officially crown Dizzee as UK dance/hip hop royalty.
  2. Review of Maths And English

    Maths And English 2007

    Reviewed by Alex Forster
    ‘Underground or overground, what’s the difference? I’m the king’. He’s yet...
  3. Review of Showtime

    Showtime 2004

    Reviewed by Debra Richards
    Dizzee has a special talent, all at once sophisticated and primal, raw and eloquent.
  4. Review of Boy In Da Corner

    Boy In Da Corner 2003

    Reviewed by Keysha Davis
    Boy in da Corner encompasses everything that is exciting about British music past and...
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