Dizzee Rascal

    Dylan Kwabena Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English rapper, MC, songwriter and record producer with African roots in Ghana and Nigeria.

    His music is a blend of grime, garage, hip hop, rap, electronic and R&B. Best known for his number-one hits “Dance wiv Me,” “Bonkers,” “Holiday,” “Dirtee Disco” & “Shout,” his debut album, Boy in da Corner, won him the 2003 Mercury Prize.

    Follow-up albums Showtime, Maths + English and Tongue n’ Cheek have all been critically acclaimed and certified gold, the last going platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 units in the United Kingdom.

    Mills’ father died when he was young, and he was raised in Bow, in the East End of London in a single-parent family by his Ghanaian mother Priscilla, about whom he says: “I had issues as a kid. I was violent and disruptive. The way my mum helped was by finding me a different school every time I got kicked out, always fighting to keep me in the school system.”

    He attended a series of schools in East London, and was expelled from four of them, including St Paul’s Way Community School he also went to Langdon Park Secondary School in east london. – it was a teacher who first called him “Rascal.”

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