Dizzee likes making people happy
Published 16/02/2010 | 13:05
Dizzee Rascal has revealed how he's turned from an angry musician to a happy one.
The grime star, who's up for two Brit Awards, told the Sun: "I used to be really angry about life and my music was angry, but last year I started making happy music and suddenly everything took off - I used to rage about everything... Now I like who I am, I'm just the party guy who makes people happy."
Dizzee, whose duet with Florence And The Machine at the glitzy ceremony is highly anticipated, added: "My biggest achievement has been overcoming my anger - that's worth more than a Brit."
The 24-year-old said his debut album Boy In Da Corner was inspired by his dark moods.
"It was a very dark record, but that was more than just teenage angst," he said.
"Violence was very much a part of my life then. Anyone who grew up with me knows I've always been a joker, but my first album didn't really reflect that, just a lot of anger."
He added: "Recently it's felt right to change. I'm just trying to lift the mood. They say rappers are responsible for violence. I just want to be responsible for giving everyone a good time."