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Dizzee Rascal: ‘I’m the one person who can say, Grime? Nah, I seen it, sorry!’16 Jul 11:30am

Dizzee Rascal: ‘I’m the one person who can say, Grime? Nah, I seen it, sorry!’

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The rapper changed the face of British music before he went pop. His influence is stamped on the charts, but he’s not impressed by the current crop of stars – or #grime4corbynOn the roof of Google’s offices in Kings Cross, Dizzee Rascal is excitedly taking in the London panorama. “Look, there’s Stratford,” he says, picking out Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture before spinning around with puppyish excitement. “Canary Wharf … Alexandra Palace … Wait, where’s Wembley at?” Fifteen years ago, Dizzee only really knew a tiny part of this city – his hometown of Bow, the place where he, with a little help from a school computer and a handful of peers, helped sculpt the sound of grime and changed the face of British music for ever. He was just 18 when his debut,
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