New Release: Dizzee Rascal Live at Webster Hall

“English MC Dizzee Rascal carves out his own mark on hip hop in this performance from NYC’s Webster Hall.”

Baeblemusic is proud to announce our latest concert release from none other than the King of Grime himself…Dizzee Rascal. Filmed and recorded live on May 10th, 2008 at NYC’s Webster Hall, this dizzee-ing performance is one of Baeble’s biggest shows to date. Check out the show for performances of “Flex”, “Bubbles”, “Sirens”, “Where’s da G’s” (all swindled from his latest long player Maths + English), and classics such as “Fix Up Look Sharp” and “Old School”, and many others.

DIZZEE RASCAL TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JULY SELECT SHOWS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

DIZZEE RASCAL TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JULY SELECT SHOWS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

After a spring tour co-headlining with El-P, UK grime innovator Dizzee Rascal returns for select shows this summer in North America. With the Definitive Jux release of Maths + English in April, Dizzee once again showed the world why he’s the king of UK grime and hip-hop. This tour includes stops at both the Pitchfork Music Festival as well as Rogers Pinic in Toronto. Be sure not to miss the Mercury Prize winning MC power his way through these next set of live dates.

Pitchfork on Maths + English: His post-genre American-mythos statement.

Rolling Stone on Maths + English: Maths is a tense, uncomfortable prospect that gets under your skin something fierce.

Guardian Online on Maths + English: Maths + English is a reminder of just how talented an MC Dizzee Rascal is…

XLR8R on Maths + English: Dizzee makes the big-time MC grade while keeping his flow grimier than Bill Sykes

TOUR DATES:

July 18 NEW YORK, NY Highline Ballroom
July 19 CHICAGO, IL Pitchfork
July 20 TORONTO, ON Rogers Picnic
July 21 AUSTIN, TX Emo’s
July 22 DENVER, CO Cervante’s
July 24 LOS ANGELES, CA Echoplex
July 25 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mezzanine

Dizzee Rascal Brings Grime Stateside, Tours with El-P

Dizzee Rascal Brings “Grime” Stateside, Tours with El-P

Dizzee Rascal’s “Where’s Da G’s” featuring Bun B. is already blowing up on the internet, weeks before the stateside release of the British MC’s third full length, Math’s + English, out April 29th via Definitive Jux. The album first hit shelves last year in the UK to a Mercury Music Prize nomination (think the UK’s equivalent of independent music Grammys) and rave reviews from popular British press UNCUT, Mojo Magazine, and more. The US version will include several bonus tracks both digitally and physically, including tracks exclusive to iTunes, eMusic, and Amazon’s digital store.

Dizzee Rascal has been turning heads on both sides of the pond since his 2003 debut album, Boy in Da Corner (which did snag the Mercury Music Prize that year and is lauded as the launching point for the UK grime scene). Since then he’s released a second critically acclaimed album, popped up on a remix of T-Pain’s hit single “I’m Sprung,” held it down with Wyclef Jean, Twista, and Lil Mama on BET’s Cipher for the 2007 Hip Hop Awards, and shared the stage with Bun B, Del the Funky Homosapien, Devin the Dude, and El-P at this year’s SXSW Music Conference. Recently he’s been feverishly showing off his skills with a four minute freestyle on AOL Music and schooling the uninitiated on British slang in anticipation of Maths + English’s U.S. release and an impending tour with labelmate El-P.

See below for full tour dates and audio/video links to “Where’s Da G’s,” Dizzee’s 16 Bars freestyle, and his hip-hop slang lessons on AOL Music.

Listen to Dizzee Rascal “Where’s Da G’s” feat. Bun B from Maths + English (Definitive Jux)

Watch Dizzee Rascal “Where’s Da G’s” feat. Bun B from Maths + English (Definitive Jux)

What the Press is Saying

Dizzee’s despairing wail, focused anger, and cutting sonics places him on the front lines in the battle against a stultifying Britain, just as Pete Townshend, Johnny Rotten, and Morrissey have been in the past. – Pitchfork Media

The best rapper this(The UK) country’s ever produced, period…. Next to Dizzee Rascal everybody looks pale, uninteresting and irrelevant. – UNCUT Magazine

An eclectic, break-dance-worthy Slick Rick reincarnation. – Entertainment Weekly

Brilliantly original. – MOJO

Dizzee Rascal delivered forty minutes of blistering, grimy hip-hop. The set drew heavily from his latest, Maths + English (finally seeing a physical U.S. release April 29 after being out in the U.K. for nearly a year) – Rollingstone Magazine (on 2008 SXSW performance)

Fans were treated to a talented MC with a crew who likes shout-outs and shoes. His set drew as much from excellent early material as it did from Maths + English, and the high-BPM beats kept the show flowing and energetic. – Pitchfork Media (on 2008 SXSW performance)

This U.K. rapper is the reason anyone knows “grime” is a music genre. – Wired Magazine

Dizzee Rascal Tour Dates (with El-P)

May 8- 9:30 Club, D.C.
May 9 – First Unitarian Church, Philly
May 10 – Webster Hall, NYC
May 11- Middles East, Boston
May 12 – New Capital Music Hall, Ottawa
May 13 – Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit
May 14 – The Abbey Pub, Chicago
May 16 – Triple Rock Club, Minneapolis
May 19 – Neumos, Seattle
May 20 – Berbatis Pan, Portland
May 21 – 1015, San Francisco
May 22 – El Rey, Los Angeles