Multi-platinum-selling, multiple-award winning hip hop star Dizzee Rascal has dropped his new track ‘Wot U Gonna Do?’ – and it’s available to listen to now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
The second song to be taken from his brand new album, ‘RASKIT’ – released 21 July via Dirtee Stank Recordings / Island Records – ‘Wot U Gonna Do?’ follows Dizzee’s triumphant return with ‘Space’ and killer headline performance on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury last month.
“The funny thing about that song is people are always asking me who it’s about, when it’s obvious it’s about me”, grins Dizzee.
‘RASKIT’, Dizzee’s sixth album and first in four years teams precision-tooled beats from a stellar array of producers (Valentino Khan, Cardo and Paul Salva among them) with the sound of Britain’s finest MC – bar none, in a field of his own, champion of a league of one.
The result is a spiralling sub-bass vortex of introspective jeep-beats which takes the man Jeremy Paxman called “Mr Rascal” right back to his roots, but with a hip-hop twist Jay-Z or E40 would be proud of.
“The idea of trying to be my 17 year old self again just because everyone thinks grime’s landed in their lap this week didn’t satisfy me”, Dizzee explains.
“I wanted to use what I’ve learned to make the best rap album I could, with no hands in the air moments, just using as much English slang as I could over the best beats I could find.”