Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal ( born 1985 in London; actually Dylan Mills ) is a British musician.


Dylan Mills grew up as the child of an immigrant from Ghana in London's East End. Little is known about his father; he probably died when Dylan Mills was two years old. Mills flew from three different schools, until he finally found a teacher who recognized his musical talent and let him use computers in the classroom for his music. Early on, he discovered his love for the local music scene, which is strongly influenced by 2 Step / UK Garage and is resulting Genre Grime. He soon joined forces with like-minded people together and founded together with Wiley and other " Grime " enthusiasts combo " Roll Deep Crew". After some local raves and White Label publications, he drew attention to himself and his crew, and quickly rose to the level of awareness in London. At this time he wrote I Luv U, a song about teenage pregnancy, also known quickly made ​​him across the UK. Some time later he released his first album, Boy in da Corner, whose song Hold Ya Mouf contains his most famous line of text: "I'm a problem for Anthony Blair ". A problem existed with Crazy Titch, with which a dispute developed during Battles, Crazy Titch what Dizzee Rascal Song Jus 'a Rascal coverte and its version Jus' called to Arsehole. After the commercial success of his first work, he left the Roll Deep Crew and continued to focus on his solo career.

For the album Boy in da Corner, he received in the same year as the first rapper to the Mercury Music Prize. By then 19 years, he is also the youngest ever winners. In 2004 he received the NME Award for Innovation. Later that year, he released his second album, Showtime.

Dizzee Rascal also worked with Basement Jaxx on the song Lucky Star on their album Kish Kash and with the Arctic Monkeys Temptation Greets You Like the song Your Naughty Friend on his third album Maths & English together. Live, he joined, among others, the opening act for Justin Timberlake on his UK tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their 2006 tour and in Glastonbury with the Arctic Monkeys.

With the title Fix Up, Look Sharp He contributed a song to the soundtrack of the film Rize. His third album, Maths & English was published on 8 June 2007. Single release Sirens reached number 20 of the UK Singles Charts. The following year, Dizzee Rascal Dance wiv Me released the single with Calvin Harris and Chrome. They rose early July 2008 at # 1 on the UK charts. With Bonkers and Holiday followed by two more number-one hits in the British charts. 2010 Dizzee Rascal at the BRIT Awards received the title of Best Male Solo Artist. He also appeared in 2010 for the first time in his career at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. At the Olympic Games in London in 2012, he presented at the opening ceremony of his song Bonkers.


Studio albums