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Dizzee Rascal: Academy, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 21 November 2008

DIZZEE RASCAL, who in 2003 carried off the Mercury music prize, recently told Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman he was thinking of running for prime minister. He seems to be working out his policies: his ‘Jezebel' responds to the new prostitution laws with a harrowing tale of a girl's descent, while 'Road Rage' suggests a radical solution for problem drivers: "Put 'em in an early grave."

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