Titled ‘Dirteetv.com’ to promote the rapper’s new online video channel, the 25-track mixtape features guest appearances from the likes of Example, Kano, Newham Generals and Scufizzer, along with audio drops from DJs such as Tim Westwood, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.
Mixed by Kiss 100’s DJ MK, the mixtape has been produced by Dizzee’s in-house team at his Dirtee Stank label.
He’s believed to have collaborated on new material with Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, who recently tweeted that Dizzee’s fans will “love” his new direction.
Last year, the rapper admitted he wanted to give his new music more of a rock edge by recruiting Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
He’s previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys – scroll down and click below to see an NME video interview about his hook-up with the Sheffield band – and has often spoken of his love of Nirvana, whose track ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is regularly covered during his live shows.
Dizzee Rascal‘s fifth album, the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’, is expected to be released later this year.