Dizzee will have you in a spin
FIX up, look sharp, because one of the UK s hottest hip-hop talents is returning to Cambridge for his summer showcase tour. Dizzee Rascal will be appearing at The Junction tonight (Thursday) for one of the summer s most eagerly-awaited gigs with another
FIX up, look sharp, because one of the UK's hottest hip-hop talents is returning to Cambridge for his summer showcase tour.
Dizzee Rascal will be appearing at The Junction tonight (Thursday) for one of the summer's most eagerly-awaited gigs with another explosive live show, full of razor-sharp wit, intoxicating lyrics and rasping beats.
On the back of his latest album, Maths and English, the 22-year-old rapper will be performing a variety of tracks from the past, including his breakthrough hit I Luv U, Fix Up Look Sharp, and his current single Sirens.
Having a wide palette of influences, his largely self-composed music is a blend of garage Mcing, conventional rap, grime, and ragga, with extremely eclectic samples and exotic styles thrown in.
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After a tough upbringing, social commentary and his life observations can be found in most of the tracks, and despite the often serious content of his music, humour plays a major role.
After winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2003 for the best album - Boy In Da Corner - and winning an Innovation Award in NME in 2004 for his second album Showtime, 2007 looks set to be another big year for the talented rapper.
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Joined by artists from his Dirtee Stank record label, including the Newham Generals, and DJs Semtex and Tubby, the Dirtee Stankin tour promises to be a summer smash.
With his distinctive, thought-provoking lyrics, and piercing delivery, Dizzee is back to his best as one of urban music's leading lights.
- The Dizzee Rascal Presents Dirtee Stankin is at 7pm tonight at the Junction. Tickets cost £12, for more information phone the box office on 01223 511511.