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Released: July 2003

Based around a sample of ‘The Big Beat’ by veteran US arena rocker Billy Squier, the boy from Bow's second single was an arresting, odd arrangement, even by the arresting, odd standards of Dizzee's parent culture, grime. It marked the arrival of a truly unique British talent – smart, savvy and more-or-less unlike anything music had seen before – it was a veritable pout of a tune. Such is the song's hookiness, it even survived the appropriation of Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip by being sampled in their song ‘Fixed’.

 

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