15 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the London grime scene's most visible export, Dizzee Rascal represented for his entire nation with Boy In Da Corner. Delivering hiccuping, tightly constructed flows over skeletal bleep-and-thump beats, he's a revelatory presence on the searing "I Luv U" and "Fix Up, Look Sharp." But it’s the album’s thematic depth that sets it apart. Dizzee was still a teenager upon its release, yet he sounds wise beyond his years on the world-weary "Sittin' Here," musing about the days when life "was just a bit more sweet."

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the London grime scene's most visible export, Dizzee Rascal represented for his entire nation with Boy In Da Corner. Delivering hiccuping, tightly constructed flows over skeletal bleep-and-thump beats, he's a revelatory presence on the searing "I Luv U" and "Fix Up, Look Sharp." But it’s the album’s thematic depth that sets it apart. Dizzee was still a teenager upon its release, yet he sounds wise beyond his years on the world-weary "Sittin' Here," musing about the days when life "was just a bit more sweet."

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