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E3 Worldwide: Dizzee Rascal's Favourite Albums
Aaron Bishop , October 28th, 2020 11:08

As Dizzee Rascal releases his first album since 2017, he guides Aaron Bishop through the songs that shaped him and how the artists behind them resonated with him from being the only black kid playing Nirvana on the estate to smoking with Snoop Dogg.


Korn - Korn
With Korn, again, I can’t remember how I got into it, but I remember listening to it all the way through and it had that rage. It was a bit harder than Nirvana but I really loved the drums. I can’t remember why I loved it so much. It was another one where I got to the point where I was waiting for their albums. I was into heavy metal before I was into rap in a weird way. I was reading Kerrang!, so I’d know who people were and who I liked and I’d read the lyrics and go through the album covers and all that. And Korn had wicked videos as well. I don’t think rap interested me. It almost weren’t gritty enough. Back then the whole gangster thing didn’t reach me. But destruction and moshpits and smashing guitars, it felt more raw. Nothing in rap was more raw than Korn to me until I got to Tupac… Because it was weird for me to be a black kid on the estate listening to that ‘devil music’ and people started thinking I was weird, I think I did it more to get the reaction. I’d play it out my window loud.