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... Read More