Dylan Kwabena Mills (born 1 October 1985), better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English rapper, MC, songwriter and record producer with African roots in Ghana and Nigeria. His music is a blend of grime, garage, bassline, hip hop, rap, and R&B. Best known for his number-one hits "Dance wiv Me," "Bonkers," "Holiday," "Dirtee Disco" & "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 all been critically acclaimed and certified gold, the last going platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 units in the United Kingdom.
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Fri 3 May 2013 10:02
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- Tue 19 Jun 2012 10:37
2012 is a special year for the UK with London playing host to the Olympic Games. Here...Ben Cooper
- Fri 26 Feb 2010 16:42
Last weekend, we descended upon Maida Vale studios with a dozen or so very talented...Richard Banks
- Tue 5 Jan 2010 13:30
At one point in the early 70s, if you passed an enormous Cadillac stuck in Memphis...Mark Hagen
Tongue N’ Cheek 2009
Reviewed by John Doran
The release to officially crown Dizzee as UK dance/hip hop royalty.
Maths And English 2007
Reviewed by Alex Forster
‘Underground or overground, what’s the difference? I’m the king’. He’s yet...
Reviewed by Debra Richards
Dizzee has a special talent, all at once sophisticated and primal, raw and eloquent.
Boy In Da Corner 2003
Reviewed by Keysha Davis
Boy in da Corner encompasses everything that is exciting about British music past and...