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Download Dizzee Rascal’s Mixtape

January 03, 2012

One of the most secretly influential MCs of the last decade, Dizzee Rascal, has released an official mixtape to showcase his label's talent. With just one exception, which actually doesn't feature Dizzee, the tape avoids the bizarre, mainstream-aimed electro-pop that threatened to sink his career a few years ago. It's just raps, and mostly ones that are menacingly fast. Dizzee's name is tellingly absent from the mixtape cover, though he appears on 14 of 22 tracks (I'm ignoring the three uncredited skits). Standout line: I like The Neptunes, but I'm not nerdy. Almost nine years since the release of his first album, Boy in da Corner, his role here is essentially that of the marquee veteran, confident in himself but graceful enough to pass the mic to his team's far hungrier supporting cast of Scrufizzer and the Newham Generals' Footsie and D Double E. Those three don't steal the tracks they're on so much as wisely take what's been given—most notably Scrufizzer's Footsie-produced "Right Path"—and just smash the drum breaks into bits.

Download: Dizzee Rascal's Mixtape

02 GUTS N’ GLORY – Dizzee Rascal, Scrufizzer (Prod. by Dizzee Rascal, Musical D)
03 I WANT IT ALL – Dizzee Rascal, D Double E, Footsie (Prod. by Footsie)
04 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN – D Double E, Example (Prod. by T.E.D.D.Y. Music)
05 MINIMUS – Dizzee Rascal (Prod. by Cage)
06 HYPE! – Dizzee Rascal, Footsie, D Double E (Prod. by Footsie)
07 SUCCESS OR FAILURE – Footsie (Prod. by Cage)
09 KRYME – Dizzee Rascal (Prod. by Dizzee Rascal)
10 BOY DEM ABOUT – Dizzee Rascal (Prod. by Dizzee Rascal)
11 AINT HAVIN IT – Dizzee Rascal (Prod. by Dizzee Rascal)
12 PAPER CHASE – Dizzee Rascal, Scrufizzer (Prod. by Footsie)
13 RIGHT PATH – Scrufizzer (Prod. by Footsie)
14 NANGFEST – Dizzee Rascal, D Double E, Footsie (Prod. by S.K.I.T.Z. Beatz)
15 LEVELS – Dizzee Rascal, D Double E, Footsie (Prod. by Footsie)
16 GRIME SUPERIORS – Footsie, Chronik (Prod. by Cage)
17 WARRIOR WITHIN – Dizzee Rascal, D Double E, Footsie (Prod. by Cage)
18 WAVESTATION – Footsie (Prod. by Footsie)
19 PUMPIN IT OUT REMIX – D Double E, Kano, Footsie, Hyper, JME, Rapid (Prod. by Rapid)
20 BEEF – Dizzee Rascal, Footsie, D Double E (Prod. by S.K.I.T.Z. Beatz)
21 ANSWER THE PHONE – Smurfie Syco, Footsie (Prod. by Smurfie Syco)
22 I AINT LIKE YOU – Dizzee Rascal (Prod. by Cage, Musical D)
23 BODYWORKZ – D Double E (Prod. by T.E.D.D.Y. Music)
25 GASSED UP – Dizzee Rascal, Footsie (Prod. by Footsie)

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