Dizzee Rascal Gives Career-Spanning Interview [BBC Radio 1 Stream]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published September 4, 2013


On Monday, BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe presented an hour-long segment in which he chronicled the career of Dizzee Rascal, arguably the UK's most famous MC.

Coming into the spotlight with his 2003 album Boy in Da Corner, which made him the youngest-ever winner of the Mercury Prize, Dizzee Rascal has continued to up his game, most notably by performing to a TV audience of 900 million people at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

Lowe digs into Rascal's early life, interviewing friends and music teachers who recall the MC's precocious nature and relentless work ethic. Rascal himself speaks about his whole career, from freestyling over grime beats on pirate radio to performing with Armand Van Helden.

This in-depth interview is a must-listen for any fan of Dizzee, grime music, or hip-hop in general. Lowe provides a perfect blend of commentary, interviews and music, all combining to serve up a striking portrait of an ever-evolving artist. This is music journalism at its finest.

Watch Dizzee Rascal perform at the Olympics below.

Via: BBC

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