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Dizzee Rascal says that Radiohead and Gorillaz “did not get the same reaction” at Glastonbury as he did

Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal has said that Radiohead and Gorillaz "did not get the same reaction" at Glastonbury as he did, branding Gorillaz's 2010 headline slot at the festival in particular as "sleepy." Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The Bow MC performed at the Worthy Farm festival last month as a headliner on the...

Dizzee Rascal: ‘What has Jeremy Corbyn done for grime?’

Dizzee Rascal and Jeremy Corbyn
Dizzee Rascal has questioned the meaning of the 'Grime4Corbyn' - asking what the Labour leader has ever done to help he genre. The ‘#grime4corbyn‘ campaign came in the wake of the likes of JME endorsing the Labour leader – who even went as far to meet with Corbyn this weekend to discuss how to encourage young voters to get involved....

Dizzee Rascal responds to ‘imaginary feud’ with Wiley

Dizzee Rascal and Wiley
Amid the toing and froing of 'diss tracks', Dizzee Rascal has described his supposed ongoing beef with Wiley as an 'imaginary feud'. The two grime pioneers were once close friends and collaborators, before falling out over an incident in Aya Napa in 2003. Then, last month Wiley hit out at Dizzee amid rumours that he'd recorded a diss track against...

Dizzee Rascal: Read NME’s exclusive comeback interview

Dizzee Rascal
When Dizzee Rascal signed up to perform at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, he didn’t really understand what he was getting himself into. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 He knew he’d be performing ‘Bonkers’ as part of a bigger production, but the sheer scale of director Danny Boyle’s plans came as a bit of...

Dizzee Rascal: ‘Going back to grime? I was making it before anyone else’

Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal has spoken out about his new album, saying that it's less a 'return' to grime as he was an originator of the genre. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The grime pioneer is set to release his new album 'Raskit' on July 21. Appearing on the cover of this week's NME...

Watch the video for Dizzee Rascal’s new tune, ‘Wot U Gonna Do?’

Dizzee Rascal new song
Dizzee Rascal has released a new video for the second track from his upcoming new album, Raskit.  The track is called "Wot U Gonna Do" and is taken from the album that the 32-year-old rapper promised to be a "loud, rap-based album". Raskit was announced alongside the single 'Space' last June. The track was produced by Valentino Khan, a signee of Skrillex's label OWSLA...

Dizzee Rascal stakes claim to be first British rap Glastonbury headliner

Dizzee Rascal has been the UK's most established rapper since he broke through in 2003. He's returned this year to reclaim his crown. So what's a Boy In Da Corner to do? On Sunday night BBK (Boy Better Know) will close the festival on the Other Stage with a set that's already being called genre-defining. This is grime's year. Yet...

Listen to Dizzee Rascal’s new single ‘Space’ as he announces new album ‘Raskit’ and UK tour

dizzee rascal new album tour
Dizzee Rascal has marked his latest comeback by announcing a brand new album, UK tour dates and a fresh new single - listen to 'Space' below. The Bow MC last released an album in 2013 with 'The Fifth', and has been relatively quiet on the release front in the intervening years. Last year, he only appeared as a featured artist...

Wildlife 2017: five grime sets that shook the seaside festival

For the third year running, Wildlife Festival took over Brighton City Airport for two days of outstanding musical performances this weekend. It was an eclectic band of artists that included superstar DJ Fatboy Slim, genre-hopping wonderkid J Hus and glitzy pop queen Jess Glynne, but one genre dominated the lineup like no other. These are five grime sets from the festival that took things to a...

Wiley and Dizzee Rascal feud reignites amid rumours of a new diss track

Dizzee Rascal and Wiley
The feud between Wiley and Dizzee Rascal appears to have reignited, after rumours emerged that Dizzee had written a diss track about him. The two grime pioneers were once close friends and collaborators, before falling out over an incident in Aya Napa in 2003. Now, 'Godfather Of Grime' Wiley has called out Dizzee after hearing that he'd "sent for him" on...