Archive | Dizzee Rascal


No Chiefs Allowed Tour: Busdriver, Dizzee Rascal, and El-P

Show Date: May 19, 2008

Underground hip hop was the first genre of independent music that I experienced. While working in the music department of a big box east Texas store, my washed-up hip-hop-o-phile boss drug me to his beat up Honda Accord on breaks to school me on DJ Shadow, Company Flow, De La Soul, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, […]

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Win tickets to see El-P, Dizzee Rascal and Busdriver at Neumos!

Hip-hop doesn't get much better than grime/ragga Brit Dizzee Rascal, former Company Flow vet El-P and gritty LA rapper Busdriver. And…. YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO SEE THEM next Monday night (May 19th) at Neumos! Email us at tig @ with the subject line "MakeMeDizzee" before 12p on Friday, May 16th and you'll be […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite songs

OK, well, nobody likes to reflect and rank more than I do (I’m a scientist, I love to quantify), so here goes. I’ve got my favorite songs of 2007 – no, not best or most innovative, but rather the songs I liked … lots and lots and lots. There is a little overlap from my […]

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Best of 2007: Bob Ham's Top 10 list

I’ll toss my ratty Red Sox cap into the ring and put my top 10 list up here. Admittedly, I don’t think that my selections are going to jibe with a lot of readers here, simply because my tastes tend to be a little more disjointed than most. Here goes nothing…. 10. The Gena Rowlands […]

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"Sirens" by Dizzee Rascal

Currently I am in pain. I think I removed most of the skin from my knee last night playing soccer. It makes for a constant stinging pain that is exacerbated by the fact we lost. Why does this matter? Well, it is always good to have an appropriate song stuck in your head when you’re […]

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Maths + English


Sometimes it's a crime when an album gets released in the United Kingdom with no apparent timetable for its release into the wild stateside. It's especially baffling with the new Dizzee Rascal album. Sure, his last few albums, although critically praised, never really clicked with the mainstream American hip-hop listener. Garage was just a little […]

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Mercury Prize nominees announced

Yes, it is that time of year for the baffling and somewhat odd Mercury Prize. Nominees for this year's award were announced today, and here they are: Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future Amy Winehouse – Back To Black Maps – We Can Create The View – Hats […]

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