On Thursday at 2 p.m. GMT, Dizzee Rascal launched a livestream entitled "727548." As FACT points out, the numbers spell "Raskit" typed on a phone pad, stoking speculation that it's the title of the rapper's upcoming album.
"Raskit" is also the title of the livestream's dedicated website. The word also appears in the livestream, scrawled over a photo of a young Dizzee.
The livestream features looped surveillance-style footage of Dizzee in the studio, listening to snippets of new songs, and writing out what appears to be a 16-song tracklist. Check it out below.
Dizzee Rascal has recently revisited his debut album Boy In Da Corner, a classic of grime, for a handful of live shows. But in an interview with The FADER last year, he emphasized that his new music would not retread his first record.
"I’m not trying to recreate my first album," he said. "I’m listening to a lot of rap from the ‘90s, to get that essence, not necessarily to sound like it, but to get that organic feel... I’m not trying to force pop songs right now."
No album release date has been announced. The FADER has reached out for comment.