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Hello friends, Gonzo here. You may remember me from other blogs such as Gonzo’s Music-O-Rama. Pete has generously invited me to chime in on Ick Music when the mood strikes, and today we have the first of such posts.

Dizzee Rascal

Over the holidays this past year, I got to visit with a friend of mine from high school that I hadn’t seen in years. We were in a few bands together, and we are equally geeky about music, but he never ceases to enlighten me to things that miss my radar. I asked him what he’d been listening to, and he said “Grime.” I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. I asked him to send me a lists of artists to check out, which he never did (he’s quite an elusive fellow). At any rate, it’s something I’ve tried to explore a bit on my own.

I’d heard the name Dizzee Rascal thrown around a bit – its not a name one easily forgets. I recently heard his first two albums, and was curious when I heard that the third, Maths and English would drop in early June. Getting my grubby little paws on it, the album has been in heavy rotation. The rhythmic structure of the songs is interesting and also refreshing in light of the corporate rap music that has dominated the charts for so long. The album is definitely in the running for my top picks of 2007 thus far. I highly recommend checking it out.

Here’s one of my favorite tracks from the album, “Bubbles.”

Have a good week all, I’ll be back soon.

Dizzee on MySpace
Dizzee’s Official Site

Check out Maths + English on Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English.


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