2013 sees the return of the UK music legend and loveable, cheeky faced rogue, that is Dizzee Rascal, as he prepares to release his brand new album The Fifth on 1st July.
For his latest smash Dizzee brings together a crack team of collaborators and experts to create a dynamite combination of tracks destined to hit the global jugular. With a host of artists and producers wanting to work with him for this release he is going hard and taking a leap even further into the realms of crossover success. The Fifth is the first album release from Dizzee since singing a multi-million pound worldwide deal with Universal and for his new album he has flipped his own script, forsaking the familiar comforts of his South London studio for a walk on the wild side through the platinum disc-lined hallways of the best producers on the planet.
Looming large alongside notable contributions from Rihanna and Chris Brown veterans Warren Okay ‘Oak’ Felder and Andrew ‘Pop’ Wansell, not to mention Madonna’s hook-scientist of choice Jean-Baptiste Kouame, are four tracks recorded with RedOne (the all-conquering Swedish/Moroccan production house that gave the world Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’, J-Lo’s ‘On The Floor’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ to name but three).
“If my last record was dipping my foot into the swimming pool of happiness”, he explains “this one is fully going for a swim – backstroke, butterfly, in every way … not just doggie-paddle”. With musical backdrops ranging from dub-step to New York house and dancehall to moombahton, and a heavyweight cast of vocal and production cameos stretching from the kings of Houston Bun B and Trae the Truth to up-and-coming British r’n’b star Angel, via Will.i.am, Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris, Jessie J and Robbie Williams, The Fifth could hardly be making a bigger summer splash.