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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.


Nirvana - Nevermind
Somehow I got into rock music from young. It started off I reckon with like Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden. I got into that heavily, but then I can’t remember how I got into Nirvana. I’m sure it was someone on the estate again. I got a lot of music from people that were just around. They were into different things. You had a few dudes that were into heavy metal and rock and then you had dudes who were into jungle or rap or pop, indie or whatever. I think I might’ve got into Nirvana because of MTV and what I loved about it was my first time seeing moshpits and people just going mad and smashing guitars. It just appealed to me, I think because it was so destructive. I think that’s why I liked it. But then when I actually heard the music, it’s slyly got soul. It’s a different kind of soul, not like Marvin Gaye soul, but it’s like euphoric and it’s got spirit in it. Even though half the shit I didn’t know what the fuck he was on about.