Hip-hop is an odd genre in that its instrumentation is a melting pot of interpretation and sampling of other musical styles. American hip-hop has traditionally used American music (jazz, rhythm & blues, soul) for sampling purposes. Rarely have American hip-hop producers mined too deeply for international genres to create the backing soundscapes for their rappers. When London-born rapper Dizzee Rascal lunged into the States with his diverse sounds, the public’s ears took note.
Dizzee Rascal, who signs checks as Dylan Mills, grew up in the crime-infested inner city of East London. He began creating music at the age of 14 and eventually got involved in the genre known as UK garage. Grime soon evolved from UK garage, fusing elements of dancehall,... Read More
City Of Origin:
Bow, East London,
Hip Hop, International, Old School, Electro, Electronic-Dance, Jungle/Drum & Bass