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Dizzee Rascal

Dylan Mills, known professionally as Dizzee Rascal (born November 1, 1985), is a grime solo artist, formerly a Roll Deep crew member, whoemerged from the UK Garage music scene. His music was a blend of garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga, with some more eclecticsamples.

Dizzee began MCing on pirate radio and at raves at fifteen, but since his mainstream success he has distanced himself from the fledgling scene.Rascal grew up in the East End of London in south Bow in a council estate, raised by his single mother, a Ghanaian immigrant. Little is knownabout his father ...read more

Dylan Mills, known professionally as Dizzee Rascal (born November 1, 1985), is a grime solo artist, formerly a Roll Deep crew member, whoemerged from the UK Garage music scene. His music was a blend of garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga, with some more eclecticsamples.

Dizzee began MCing on pirate radio and at raves at fifteen, but since his mainstream success he has distanced himself from the fledgling scene.Rascal grew up in the East End of London in south Bow in a council estate, raised by his single mother, a Ghanaian immigrant. Little is knownabout his father, though it is thought that he died when Mills was two. He attributes his musical development to a school teacher who allowedhim to skip regular classes and spend time working on music on the school computers.

His music is an eclectic mixture of garage and hip-hop beats with an extremely broad palette of influences, ranging from metal guitars to foundsounds, drill and bass synth lines, eclectic samples and even Japanese court music. His vocal performance is also distinctive, he uses a fastversion of rapping (known as ‘spitting’) which blends elements from garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga.

Dizzee Rascal has numerous rivals within the Grime scene, mainly from the Bow, East London area. A notable rival of Dizzee Rascal is CrazyTitch who produced and recorded a diss called “Just An Arsehole” which used the backing track of Dizzee’s record of “Jus A Rascal”. « hide

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