Dizzee Rascal

"Dizzee Rascal is on his way to accomplishing what few other British rappers have done: break into the American scene. His album Maths + English mixed influences as varied as rock guitars (on "Sirens") to Bugsy Malone-ish backchat ("Wanna B A G"). And with guest spots from the likes of Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Dirty South legends UGK, Dizzee scored cred on both sides of the pond. Though available stateside only as a download, Maths landed on Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2007.

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