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On Dylan Mills’ fifth album, he’s trying to do what UK rap has never quite managed: make it big across the pond. Artists like Professor Green, Plan B and Tinie…

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Alot of people have been waiting for this moment for a long time. The moment the only true superstar to have emerged from the UK’s grime scene gets back onstage…

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Sometimes it’s hard to know what to think about Dizzee Rascal’s inexorable rise to fame. What, exactly, is he up to? See, for all the cringeworthy T4 On The Beach…

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Here’s how it works. You get to the door. You get patted down. You then pass through a metal detector. You then get patted down again. Just for luck. Welcome…

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An ode to the noble art of shaking one’s behind, ‘Flex’ sees Dizzee deciding to get all jazzy on our ass. It’s a two-step samba that would work just as…

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Presumably the “Old Skool” bit refers to the practice of building a song around a sample from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s ’80s rap classic “It Takes Two”, rather…

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The boy in da corner moves rap forward, with a little help from Alex Turner With the grime scene less ascendant in the mainstream than it once threatened to be,…

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Young Dylan Mills once recommended you respect him even if it killed you. A tall order, frankly, but Dizzee Rascal’s done much since to become, well, respectable. He sampled…

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In 2002, UK Garage’s bid for popularity crashed and burned. Acts like More Fire Crew turned out bullish garage-rap LPs with barrels of braggadocio but precious little substance. The likes…

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