Monday 23 April 2018

Dizzee likes making people happy

Dizzee Rascal says he's overcome his anger
Dizzee Rascal says he's overcome his anger

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."

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