Personalities | Dizzee Rascal | Twenty-First Century | Rock
(Rapper, b. 1985)
Dizzee Rascal (real name Dylan Mills) has become known as something of a young godfather of the emergent ‘grime’ music scene, swiftly delivering a new kind of rap, quickly spoken and aggressive, over synthetic, staccato rhythms. His critical acclaim stems from a wide understanding of music (he cites Nirvana’s In Utero as his favourite) and a deft sociological wordplay. Boy In Da Corner (2003) won the Mercury Music Prize, and he even lectured at Oxford University in 2006.
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