Dizzee Rascal to release new EP in January

Taster for the six-track EP will be unveiled on January 1

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Dizzee Rascal has announced that he will release a new six-track EP in January.

Dizzee has been putting the finishing touches to his fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's 'Tongue n' Cheek', and will give fans a taste of the album on January 1 when the new EP will be available to download on iTunes. He will also premiere the video for a new track titled 'Bassline Junkie' on his online channel DirteeTV.com.

"It’s all new material and just a taster of all the good new music we got coming in the new year!" Dizzee said in a statement. "The 'Bassline Junkie' video is gonna have people in stitches. 1 love!"

The rapper has also announced that he will post a follow-up to his New Year 2011 mixtape with 'The Mixtape Vol.2' which will also be unveiled on DirteeTV.com on Boxing Day (December 26). Mixed again by DJ MK, artists set to feature on the mix include Newham Generals, P Money, Frisco, Bun B, Jammer, Chronik, Merky Ace and Dizzee protégé Katie Pepper.

This summer, Dizeee Rascal performed at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games. According to reports, Prince William told Prime Minister David Cameron that The Queen is a massive Dizzee fan while they were watching the ceremony.

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