Dizzee Rascal admits he’s baffled at hero status
Dizzee Rascal has admitted that he’s baffled why so many UK hip-hop artists treat him as a hero.
The 27-year-old, who last night performed at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend as the Special Guest, told the Daily Star that he’s flattered but puzzled that he’s held in such high regard by the likes of Tinie Tempah and Professor Green:
“I don’t know how I’ve got this tag as ‘the urban godfather’ because I just do my thing. It’s an honour if people see me as an inspiration but when I’m in the studio it’s all about what my next step is.
“If Pass Out by Tinie comes on in a club, I’m right there on the dancefloor. I’m not thinking: ‘Hmm, has my music inspired him?’”
The ‘Bonkers’ star, who recently re-recorded his cover of Tears For Fears’ Shout for England’s Euro 2012 campaign, also revealed that while he may have been quiet of late, he’s been busy working on the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek.’
“I’ve been out of the game but as well as chilling I’ve been constantly working on the album.
“It’s only other people who think I’ve been away, as I’ve still been busy.”
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