Dizzee Rascal (GB)
On 21 July 2003, an 18-year-old Dizzee Rascal released his debut album Boy In Da Corner via XL Recordings. Little did he know that the 15-track album would go on to win the Mercury-Prize, become the first-ever Platinum-selling UK Rap album released, and lay the foundation for Grime.
XL Recordings will mark the 20th Anniversary of Dizzee Rascal’s seminal debut album Boy In Da Corner with the release of a two-volume deluxe edition that features 14 rare and previously unreleased tracks, alongside the original album. From today (11 July), fans can pre-save the full digital album ahead of its release on 21 July and pre-order the 12” package, as well as, an exclusive run of 20th Anniversary Boy In Da Corner merchandise. For more information, head to boyindacorner.com.
“Street Fighter” is the first track from volume 2 of Boy In Da Corner (20th Anniversary Edition) to be released. Dizzee Rascal’s “Street Fighter” freestyle grew to be a legendary myth of the UK Grime scene after it rippled through the airwaves of pirate radio and sound systems of the underground raves. It was only available on a rare white label but today gets an official digital release.