Dizzee Rascal – Stop Dat

For this week, I going towards another one of grime’s pioneer, responsible for one of grime’s most iconic albums. If you follow Grimey Mondays regularly you’ll know East London is arguably the birthplace of the genre and as such, another one of its inhabitants is responsible for this absolute banger for this week’s Grimey Mondays. An integral member of forming Roll Deep, Dizzee Rascal’s influence in the genre is matched by few and was one of the first MCs to bridge the gap between success in the underground and success in the mainstream. His debut album, Boy In Da Corner, released in 2003 has received universal praise, earning Dizzee the Mercury Prize for Album Of The Year. To this day, its tracks have remained timeless, a remainer of the old era of grime but still relevant in the present day. I could have picked any of the tracks on the album, that’s how good it is. With a catchy flow, original word-play and backed by high-tempo beats, Dizzee Rascal never looked back after Boy In The Corner was released, not bad for a guy expelled from four different schools.

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Author: Dwayne Bickersteth

I like to write. I like to take pictures. That is all.

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