I've just seen that Dizzee was on Radio 1 today. His album is out shortly and Jo Whiley went to the Dirtee Stank HQ to chat and that.
I don't know how but, as is usually the case when Rascal's the topic, Wiley was lingering. I heard him on a track called Tupac Robot Club Rock by the Filthy Dukes. Nope, I've never heard of them either, but Wikipedia cites they're a 'synthopop' band. Granted, Wikipedia isn't the most trustworthy source but, then again, I'm in a rush.
Tupac Robot Club Rock
I could well be quite late on this, but still I thought the track was pretty decent. There wasn't time to properly gauge opinion though since Dizzee talked straight after (about 1h 10 mins) about Kate Moss, Kanye West, and a deluded girl asking whether he's single at the moment. Christopher Reeve apparently once said that 'once you choose hope, anything's possible' and - fair enough - he did go on to become Superman, but a pint of cold realism for the lady over there please.
A chap from Gloucester asked if Dizzee would ever make a grime album again:
'Grime to me in the first place was me just putting all the types of music I like together, and I'm still doing that.'
There's a few grime-heads out there holding onto Reevesian hope. But to all intents and purposes, that looks like a no.
Why did Dizzee leave Roll Deep?
'The fact that I'd already made an album and that everyone was dilly-dallying around...the fact that wherever Wiley got his album (was) because of me'.
Wiley did alright on Tupac Rock Club. And he's a grown man now, making his own way. People would call him bitter and childish.
I wouldn't mind a war-dub though.