Feeling Dizzee?

By liz

Is America ready for Dizzee? Matador and XL certainly hope so. The pair of labels are gearing up to release DIZZEE RASCAL'S 'Boy In Da Corner' album in the United States in January.

Who is Dizzee Rascal? Well at a meer 18 years old, this East Londoner is probably the youngest ever artist to receive Britian's acclaimed Mercury Music Prize (i'm gonna stick with "probably" cos my fact-checkers have taken Halloween off). The Guardian's Alexius Petridis called him, "the most original and exciting artist to emerge from dance music in a decade". Dizzee brings a unique blend of drum and bass, garage and hip hop to what can only be described as infectious independence... and it's coming to America.