It earned him the Mercury Prize , and has since been considered a grime classic. Mills was born in London. His Nigerian father died when Dizzee was young, and he was raised in Bow ,  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. Reportedly, it was around this time that a teacher was the first to call him "Rascal". He began making music on the school's computer, encouraged by a music teacher,  and during the summer holidays attended a music workshop organised by Tower Hamlets Summer University ,   of which he is now a patron. Around the age of 14, Dizzee Rascal became an amateur drum and bass DJ, also rapping over tracks as customary in sound system culture, and making occasional appearances on local pirate radio stations.
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Without further ado, here are Dizzee Rascal top 10 tracks of all time:. Dizzee Rascal , Calvin Harris , Chrome. Dizzee Rascal , Armand Van Helden. Dizzee was an active and enthusiastic participant at raves from the age of 15, as well as mixing on pirate radio stations. His father died when he was only two years old, and he himself says it was a teacher who let him skip classes to devote more time to music who most influenced him from an early age. His first album, Boy in Da Corner, was critically acclaimed on its release in , with the single I Luv You coming out shortly beforehand and telling the tale of accidental teenage pregnancy with insight, sensitivity as well as some wit. There was a stabbing incident in that same year, when Dizzee was knifed and the finger seemed to point at top Garage act So Solid Crew and a professional rivalry. It has also made him more appealing to festival lineups and events like Radio 1 Big Weekend.
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Not short of bangers in his back catalogue, Henry Lewis completed the difficult task of whittling down Dizzee Rascals best tracks to just five. Image: Dizzee Rascal. Dizzee's lengthy presence in the public eye has been mainly attributed to a more commercial sound with the help of massive hooks, big name collaborations and savvy producers. Recent appearances, however, have suggested that the star, named Dylan Mills, may be returning to his roots. Could this mean a new Dizzee Rascal album with the old Dizzee Rascal sound?
English rapper Dizzee Rascal has released seven studio albums , one live album , one extended play , 32 singles including nine singles as a featured artist , two charity releases , two promotional singles and two mixtapes. Dizzee Rascal released his debut studio album , Boy in da Corner , on 21 July , in the United Kingdom , where it peaked at number twenty-three; having been certified as gold by the British Phonographic Industry BPI. The singles " Fix Up, Look Sharp " and " Jus' a Rascal " were also released from the album in , reaching peaks of number seventeen and thirty, respectively, in the UK. The rapper's second studio album, Showtime was released on 6 September , where it debuted at number eight in the UK and number sixty-five in Ireland. The album's lead single , " Stand Up Tall " was released on 23 August , marking Dizzee Rascal's first top-ten single when it peaked at number ten. The album saw the release of three singles, " Sirens ", " Pussyole Old Skool " and " Flex ", which reached peaks of number twenty, twenty-two and twenty-three, respectively, in the UK. The track saw commercial success for the rapper when it debuted at number-one in the UK, also reaching number five in Ireland and number thirteen in Australia. The single spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the UK chart and was certified platinum the following year for surpassing sales of , copies. The rapper continued the line of success when follow-up singles " Bonkers ", produced by Armand van Helden , and " Holiday ", featuring Chrome, both topped the UK chart.