Dizzee Rascal @ The Plug Awards, NYC - Mar 6, 2008 (Christopher Owyoung)
Dizzee Rascal @ the Plug Awards

Dizzee Rascal @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY - Mar 11, 2008 (Lori Baily/Prefix)
Dizzee Rascal @ SOuthpaw

Dizzee Rascal @ SXSW for the Current - Mar 14, 2008 (The Current)
Dizzee Rascal @ SXSW

Much earlier -- at 4 p.m. in a sterile television studio -- Dizzee Rascal delivered forty minutes of blistering, grimy hip-hop, flanked by the roster of his Dirtee Stank label. The set drew heavily from his latest, Maths + English (finally seeing a physical U.S. release April 29 after being out in the U.K. for nearly a year), including "Flex," "Sirens," and the new America-only track "G.H.E.T.T.O." He dug back in the catalog for "Stand Up Tall," "I Luv U" and "Fix Up, Look Sharp," making sure to reinforce along with the Billy Squier sample that, yes, he's got the big beat. GZA and Ice Cube need to step up their game Saturday if they hope to take the week's hip-hop crown (which is currently Dizzee's white L.A. Dodgers cap) away. [Rolling Stone @ SXSW]

Dizzee Rascal is going on tour with El-P. Tour dates HERE.

Watch a video of Dizzee being interviewed by The Current HERE. Watch a video of Dizzee teaching hip hop slang BELOW....

More about this year's Plug Awards HERE and a brand new cool Plug Awards video recap also BELOW....

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