Last Updated on April 21, 2022
Dizzee Rascal is an English musician and record producer who has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars(1). The rapper’s career was accompanied by tragedy and crime, but every difficulty experienced gave Dizzee Rascal music power and accuracy, educated the artist.
|Net Worth||3 500 000$|
|Born||18 September 1984, London, England|
|Occupation||Rapper,MC,song writer,record producer|
Childhood and youth
Dylan Kwabena Mills (rapper’s real name) was born September 18, 1984 in London, the heart of Great Britain. His Nigerian father died when Dizzee Rascal was under two years old. Caring for the child fell on the shoulders of the mother of Princilla, a native of Ghana. The family without a breadwinner lived in Bow, a dysfunctional area in the east of the city. Dizzee Rascal recalls his childhood like this:
“In my youth I often got into trouble, was cruel and destructive. But my mother always supported me, found a new school after each expulsion. She fought for my education. ”
Indeed, relations with Dizzee Rascal did not work out – he was expelled four times. This was not due to knowledge gaps, but because he constantly ran into conflict and got into fights, including with teachers, smoked marijuana and stole cars.
In the last, fifth, school, Dizzee Rascal became interested in music. The teacher, seeing in the troubled youth the beginnings of talent, provided him with equipment. Once, for another misconduct, the bully was removed from all activities except music: the school leadership felt that a hobby would save a teenager slowly drowning in vices. In parallel, Dizzee Rascal studied at Tower Hamlets Summer University – a seasonal studio in London.
At age 14, the rapper began appearing on pirate radio stations. He not only put on music, but also “read” it live. This is where the story of Dizzee Rascal’s work began.
One of the tragedies affected the personal life of Dizzee Rascal: in February 2008, model Kaya Bousquet , whom the musician had been dating for 2 years at that time, died in a car accident on the M1 highway connecting London with Yorkshire(2). Since then, the Briton has never entered into a serious relationship, in any case, in those that the tabloids would know about.
Dizzee Rascal himself has repeatedly found himself in dangerous situations. One of them occurred in July 2003 in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa: the rapper was in the hospital and survived the operation after he was stabbed four times in the chest.
At the age of 16, Dizzee Rascal recorded the debut song I Luv U(3). That would have ended if it weren’t for Nick Cage, the rapper’s manager and mentor. He once mentioned in an interview that he had found Dizzee Rascal sitting on a trash can in a London ghetto. The teenager was inseparably looking at one point – he was “high”. But Nick Cage knew this was a defensive reaction.
The music that Dizzee Rascal composed was not like what the manager had heard before. It turned out that in front of him a grime – a genre characteristic of Great Britain at the junction of garidge and raggamuffin, characterized by futuristic sounds and fast rhythmic rap.
Nick Cage did not change direction Dizzee Rascal, on the contrary – pushed. So there was the debut album Boy in da Corner (2003). Unexpectedly for the performer, he burst into the top 40 of the UK and brought the Mercury Prize. Boy in da Corner reached the pinnacle on Planet Sound, and Rolling Stone magazine included him on the list of 50 best albums of the year.
Showtime (2004) overshadowed its predecessor, reaching 8th place on the UK chart.
On the wave of success, Dizzee Rascal was invited to Band Aid 20 – a group of musicians who recorded Do They Know It’s Christmas? for charity. The Briton became the first performer who dared to “renew” this immortal rap song.
The next album, Maths + English (2007), claimed the Mercury Prize, but lost. The release, however, went off with a bang: Dizzee Rascal got to record for himself the 7th line of the UK hit parade
After the album Tongue n ‘Cheek (2009), the rapper went outside the UK: went on tour with American hitmakers like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, agreed to unusual collaborations. For example, he recorded the English version of Loca with Shakira. Thanks to her, Dizzee Rascal first got a mention in the Billboard Hot 100.
“I could just be a glutton – drinking, smoking, doing drugs – and I’d still be all right. Because, in rock’n’roll terms, people think that’s cool. But I want to stay focused. It’s quite boring, to be fair.”(4)
Starting with the mixtape DirteeTV.com (2011), the Briton is seriously attached to creative unions. The playlist was composed of both his new songs and the old ones, but invariably recorded with someone in a duet.
The Fifth (2013) is a storehouse of the famous Dizzee Rascal songs: Bassline Junkie, I Don’t Need a Reason, Goin ‘Crazy, recorded with Robbie Williams. Nevertheless, the album took only 10th place in the top of the UK.
Raskit (2017) is the most recent album in the discography of Dizzee Rascal. Critics noted that the rapper returned to the grim, gave the sound sharpness and sonorousness. The playlist includes many tracks that have already become “imperishable” – Ghost, Focus, Space, etc.
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Dizzee Rascal is an English musician and record producer who has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars
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