Dizzee Rascal

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Dizzee Rascal in 2013.

Dylan Mills (born 18 September 1984, better known as Dizzee Rascal) is a British rapper. He has made many types of music, such as hip hop, R&B, and UK garage. He helped make grime music, which is a type of electronic dance music. He is also known for being on pirate radio stations. His music is a combination of both garage and hip-hop beats, with his own style of rapping.

Dizzee Rascal has made many popular songs, such as "Dance wiv Me", "Bonkers", "Holiday", "Dirtee Disco" and "Shout".

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Dizzee Rascal's first single was "I Luv U". The song is about accidental teenage pregnancy. He released his first album, Boy in da Corner, in 2003. Many music critics gave it good reviews.[1]

Dizzee Rascal was stabbed in Ayia Napa in 2003.[2][3] Some newspapers thought it happened because of problems between Dizzee and a UK-based hip-hop group named So Solid Crew.[3]

In September 2003, Dizzee won the Mercury Music Prize for best album, and was the youngest person (at 19) to do so.[4] He also worked on Basement Jaxx's third album, Kish Kash (2003). He helped make the track "Lucky Star".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal, retrieved 18 August 2018
  2. Allison, Rebecca (19 July 2003). "London turf wars mar Cyprus party spirit". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gang violence fears after pop star is stabbed at resort in Cyprus". The Independent. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. Chrisafis, Angelique (10 September 2003). "Rapper wins Mercury prize". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. "Basement Jaxx". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.