Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner
Ben Thompson, Observer, The, 2004
PRECOCIOUS BOW roughneck Dylan Mills knocked up his first single (scabrous teen pregnancy shocker 'I Luv You') in downtime from his school music class at the tender age of 16. Breaking out of east London's garage underground to reach a rapt international audience, the self-produced album that followed has already acquired the set-in-stone feel of similarly epoch-making debuts by the Specials or Soul II Soul.
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