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Dizzee Rascal

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Dizzee Rascal was among the U.K.’s many prominent music topics during the second option 1 / 2 of 2003. Just a couple months ahead of earning his country’s Mercury Reward — for Son in da Part, his debut recording — his name was known just by his peers and devout fans of the garage area scene. Although innovative MC/maker was just 18 during the album’s launch, there was a lot to speak about beyond his music. Created Dylan Mills, Dizzee Rascal was raised inside a council property in East London and grew up a single kid by his mom. He didn’t fare well in universities; he was booted from many of them, frequently for altercations with educators. Without in college, he got himself into additional problems by robbing pizza deliverers and stealing vehicles. A definite music class, nevertheless, became a secure haven and helped press him within an alternative path. With support from his trainer, he began producing his personal productions on the classroom pc. Noisy, off-kilter paths were designed to back again his personal MCing, since he discovered that the average garage area track had not been fitted to his design of delivery. Acquiring cues from a bunch of adored U.S. MCs, Mills started to develop his songwriting abilities, which began to take on an extremely introspective quality. He was no stranger to producing boastful pronouncements, but he drew from his personal life and different mind states in a manner that few additional MCs — no matter history and nationality — got completed before. When Mills documented the underground white-label solitary “I Luv U,” he previously just began to create a name for himself within the U.K. garage area scene, as an associate of Move Deep Team. He, his fellow team members, along with a solid of additional organizations and MCs had been building on a far more intense and abrasive offshoot of fairly slick, R&B-oriented garage area that would commence to be known as grime. “I Luv U” became among grime’s crucial singles and paved just how for Mills’ initial full-length album, that was consistently praised by critics upon preliminary discharge in July of 2003. In what may have initially appeared like a press stunt to cynics, Mills was stabbed many times while going to Ayia Napa, a holiday resort in Cyprus, right before its road date. He produced a secure recovery, found the 2003 Mercury Award a couple a few months afterwards, guested on Cellar Jaxx’s Kish Kash, and noticed his album get a U.S. discharge in January of 2004. He became even more of an underground feeling stateside; Anglophiles with identical like for dance music and hip-hop tended to accept him, while some discovered themselves baffled by every one of the hype. In Sept of 2004, Dizzee released Showtime world-wide, accompanied by Maths and British in 2007. Between your discharge of both albums, Dizzee create a fledgling label for youthful talent known as Dirtee Stank. In ’09 2009, he came back with Tongue n’ Cheek, which highlighted the U.K. number 1 singles “Bonkers” (with Armand Truck Helden), “Dance wiv Me,” “Vacation,” and “Dirtee Disco.” This year 2010, Dizzee Rascal gained the Brit Award for Greatest British Male Musician, while a cooperation with Shakira for the one “Loca” found the rapper enter the U.S. Billboard Sizzling hot 100 for the very first time. Jessie Ware, Robbie Williams, will.we.am, among others landed on 2013’s The Fifth, a far more pop-infused record that featured the one “Superman.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Dizzee Rascal
Date Of Birth September 18, 1984
Height 1.78 m
Profession Singer, Master of Ceremonies, Rapper, Music Producer, Songwriter
Education Langdon Park School
Nationality English
Parents Priscilla Mills
Awards Mercury Prize, BET Award for Best International Act, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, NME Award for Dancefloor Anthem, UK Festival Award for Best Urban Act, NME Award - John Peel Award for Innovation
Music Groups Roll Deep
Music Songs Bonkers, Hype, Bassline Junkie, Dance Wiv Me, Fix Up Look Sharp, I Luv U, I Don't Need a Reason, Love This Town, Goin' Crazy, Pussyole, You've Got the Dirtee Love, Holiday, Stand Up Tall, Dirtee Disco, Jus a Rascal, Wot U Gonna Do?, Dirtee Cash, Heart of a Warrior, Still Sittin’ Here, Stop Dat, Sirens, Something Really Bad, Shout, Space, Where's da G's, Graftin', Nutcrackerz, Live O, Sittin' Here, H-Town, Dream, Wot U On
Albums The Fifth, Tongue n' Cheek, Maths + English, Showtime, Boy in da Corner, Raskit, DirteeTV.com Vol. 2 EP
Nominations Brit Award for British Single, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, BET Award for Best International Act: UK, NME Award for Best Solo Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, BET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Brit Award for British Urban Act, UK Festival Award for Anthem Of The Summer, UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year
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1 Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loco x vos 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
UnREAL TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Britain's Got More Talent TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2016
Home 2016/VIII Short performer: "Don't Need A Reason"
The Bad Education Movie 2015 performer: "Bonkers"
TFI Friday 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silicon Valley 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Concert Special 2014 2014 TV Special writer: "Wild"
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 performer: "Bonkers" / writer: "Bonkers" - as Dylan Mills
WWE 2k15 2014 Video Game performer: "Heart Of A Warrior"
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century 2014 TV Movie performer: "Dance Wiv Me"
Tricked 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boom Town TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 producer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Give It a Year 2013 performer: "Bonkers" / writer: "Bonkers" - as Dylan Mills
ParaNorman 2012 performer: "Fix Up, Look Sharp Contains Sample of "The Big Feat"" - as Dizzy Rascal / writer: "Fix Up, Look Sharp Contains Sample of "The Big Feat"" - as Dylan Kwebena Mills
Girls 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "Bonkers" / writer: "Bonkers" - as Dylan Mills
Tu cara me suena 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Copycats TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
T in the Park 2010 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series performer: "Shout 4 England", "Jus' A Rascal", "Holiday", "You've Got The Dirtee Love", "Bonkers"
Britain's Got Talent TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Radio 1's Big Weekend TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special performer: "Bonkers" / writer: "Bonkers", "You Got the Dirtee Love"
EastEnders: E20 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sun, Sex & Holiday Madness 2010 TV Movie documentary performer: "Bonkers" - uncredited
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special performer: "Bonkers" / writer: "Bonkers"
Jools's Hootenanny TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Blue Peter 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
90210 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
T4 on the Beach 2009 2009 TV Movie performer: "Dance Wiv Me", "Bonkers"
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series lyrics: "Bonkers" / performer: "Dance Wiv Me", "Bonkers" / writer: "Dance Wiv Me" - as Dylan Mills
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie performer: "Bonkers", "Dance Wiv Me"
The Inbetweeners TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
This Morning TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Fired Up! 2009 performer: "Two Type of Bitches" / writer: "Two Type of Bitches" - as Dylan Mills
Türkisch für Anfänger TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Entourage 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 2008 performer: "Dance Wiv Me" / writer: "Dance Wiv Me"
Step Brothers 2008 performer: "Learn" / writer: "Learn" - as Dylan Mills
Adulthood 2008 performer: "Paranoid", "Sirens"
Skins 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Virgin Territory 2007 performer: "Lucky Star"
Rollin' with the Nines 2006 performer: "Money"
Kidulthood 2006 performer: "Jus' a Rascal", "Sittin' Here" / writer: "Jus' a Rascal", "Sittin' Here" - as Dylan Mill
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 performer: "Stand Up Tall" 2004 / writer: "Stand Up Tall" 2004 - as Dylan Mills
Rize 2005 Documentary performer: "Fix Up, Look Sharp" - as Dizzie Rascal / writer: "Fix Up, Look Sharp" - as Dylan Kwabena Mills
Smallville 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dizzee Rascal: Bassline Junkie 2013 Video short
Dizzee Rascal Feat. Teddy Sky: Love This Town 2013 Video short Dizzee Rascal
Rollin' with the Nines 2006 Crack Dealer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirtee Cash 2009 Video short original music by
Another Building Dancing # 1 Quarantine 2007 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music 2010 Documentary Himself
Fearne and... 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Oxegen Festival 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
T in the Park 2010 2010 TV Series Himself
T4 on the Beach 2010 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Britain's Got Talent 2010 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The BRITs Red Carpet 2010 TV Movie Himself
Newsnight at 30 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jools's Hootenanny 2009 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2009 TV Series Himself
Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Gonzo 2009 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2003-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself (also Interview)
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
T4 on the Beach 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series Himself
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series Himself
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie Himself
Sound 2009 TV Series Himself
Ibiza Rocks 2008 TV Series
Shooting Stars 2008 TV Series Himself
The F Word 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Making the Video: Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Dizzee Rascal: Bow Selector 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2007 TV Special Himself
Morning Glory 2006 TV Series Himself
Grime 2006 Video documentary short Himself
T in the Park 2005 TV Movie Himself
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Raymann is laat 2004 TV Series Himself
CD:UK 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
NME Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself
The National Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Black Is the New Black 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Music Nation 2014 TV Series documentary
Sama'an Ashrawi's All-Star Tribute to U.G.K. 2013 Documentary Dizzee Rascal
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
MTV Europe Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
YouTube Music Awards London 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Staying in with Greg and Russell 2013 TV Series Himself
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series Himself - Performer
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
The South Bank Show 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The BRIT Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
The BRITs Red Carpet 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Stafford Brothers 2012 TV Series Himself
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network 2012 TV Series Himself
Life of Rhyme 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super 6 2014 TV Series Himself
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century 2014 TV Movie Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself

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