Dizzee Rascal Comes to Leeds 02 Academy Leeds Saturday 7th October
Don’t miss the chance to see one of the UK’s finest MC’s Dizzee Rascal as he makes his eagerly-anticipated return this autumn when he comes to the O2 Academy Leeds on Saturday 7th October.
Multi platinum-selling, multiple award winning hip hop star Dizzee Rascal recently returned with his first album in four years, ‘Raskit’. Charting at number 10, the album showcased Dizzee Rascal returning to his original sound. Combining grime with hip hop, the album received great reviews from critics around the country.
Dizzee Rascal’s team described the album as “a spiralling sub bass vortex of introspective jeep beats which takes the man Jeremy Paxman called Mr Rascal right back to his roots, but with a hip-hop twist Jay-Z or E40 would be proud of” and it’s arguably impossible to describe it better. It was a reinvention for Dizzee Rascal, who first burst onto the scene in 2003 with his album ‘Boy in da Corner’, as he went back to his old roots. His O2 Academy performance promises to be a combination of these new records with his classic tunes.
You can expect to hear hits such as ‘Dance wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’, ‘Holiday’ and more, the songs that turned him from a well respected MC and pioneer of grime music into a household name in the UK.
It was ‘Dance wiv Me’, his collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris in 2008, that really led to him becoming the UK’s most popular rapper. The track debuted at number one in the UK before spending four consecutive weeks at number one, which he then followed up with two more number ones in quick succession. It was a golden time for Dizzee Rascal where it was impossible not to hear him on the radio or playing in the bars when you went on a night out.
He followed that up by doing what he always does; reinventing himself. Collaborations with everyone from Florence and the Machine to Robbie Williams stormed the charts, another top ten album followed and Dizzee Rascal couldn’t help but make the headlines.
From his bold comments on music and politics to his ever growing back catalogue of top ten singles, most critics expected Dizzee Rascal to continue to build on this hype and keep making these huge hits. However in 2014, Dizzee Rascal took some time out. Despite the odd live performance, it was clear that Dizzee Rascal wanted to take some time away to perfect a change of sound and make sure his new music would be as unforgettable and as unique as previous singles.
Presumably inspired by the success of the likes of Stormzy and Skepta in the UK charts, Dizzee Rascal is now back creating the music that he has clearly always wanted to make and if you saw his huge Glastonbury performance, you’d know that he is visibly loving every second of it.
Don’t miss your chance to see it for yourself when the UK’s biggest rapper Dizzee Rascal performs at the O2 Academy Leeds on Saturday 7th October.