Matt Crossick, Empics/PA Dizzee Rascal has revealed he is taking a break from…
- Posted on Jul 21st 2010 10:00AM by Barnaby Smith
Dizzee won the 2003 Mercury Prize with his debut album 'Boy in Da Corner' and was nominated again in 2007 for 'Maths and English,' which lost out to Klaxons' 'Myths Of The Near Future.'
The London rapper told the Daily Star, "The Dizzee award, that's what they should call it, why not? I'm going to win it this time. I feel like it's my time again. It would be nice for this album to get it. It's my first independent release on Dirtee Stank and my first platinum album."
He said of his latest record's appeal, "It's a lot more upbeat and singable. It's a happier record, I love playing it live."
As previously reported by Spinner, Dizzee will take on the likes of Wild Beasts, Paul Weller, Laura Marling, Foals and Corinne Bailey Rae for the prize, with the ceremony taking place on Sept 7.