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Friday, June 15, 2007

Dizzee Rascal

In 2004 British rapper Dizzee Rascal got crazy great reviews for his album Boy In Da Corner. In fact, it's one of the top 10 albums of the past 8 years according to MetaCritic.com. The only problem is the album totally sucks donkey dick. He should have changed his named to Shitty Rascal after putting that album out.

Now, I'm a fan of underground rap (MF Doom, Madvillain, RJD2, etc.) and I enjoy British hip-hop artists such as The Streets but Boy In Da Corner is crap. Hugely overhyped albums happen every year. Other examples include Arular by M.I.A. and Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces (although their 1st album is outstanding). People lauded these albums because they were different and unique, but that didn't mean they were good.

This morning I listened to Dizzee Rascal's new album Maths and English. I read a very positive review and decided to see how bad it'd be. To my surprise it was decent, good actually. Maybe I should give his first album another shot. Perhaps I just didn't "get it" the first time around. Nah, it's still crap. That won't stop me from enjoying his new album though.

1 comment:

Potsy said...

Hmmm. I don't listen to this stuff, ever. You should bring some by next time for an audition.