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Dizzee Rascal’s up to something…

on August 13, 2009, 2:30pm

Dizzee Rascal, rap’s cockney grime pop king, is taking it down a few notches and letting the club kids across the UK and beyond dance it out with a new album full of progressively poppier blasts of his trademark rumbling kinetic energy.

Due out September 21st, Tongue “N” Cheek contains both of Rascal’s No. 1 hits “Dance Wiv Me” and “Bonkers”. The album, with tracks produced by UK electro act Calvin Harris, is also his first album to be released on Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label, which he’s run since 2005.

Rascal’s hopes for this album seem to be downright cavalier. In an interview with Angry Ape, The Boy In The Corner said he isn’t concerned with having any more No. 1 singles, saying:

“I’m the first British artist to have two successive number ones on his own independent label. I never need to have another one again, though don’t get me wrong… it would be nice to.”

The album’s first single, “Holiday”, will be released on August 24th. Those of you in the Jolly Old England can check out Rascal’s trip through the UK as he plays several large scale shows on what is arguably his biggest tour to date.

Tongue “N” Cheek Tracklist:
01. Bonkers
02. Road Rage
03. Dance Wiv Me
04. Freaky Freaky
05. Can’t Tek No More
06. Chillin’ Wiv Da Man Dem
07. Dirtee Cash
08. Money Money Money
09. Leisure
10. Holiday
11. Bad Behaviour

Dizzee Rascal 2009 Tour Dates:
10/04 – Edinburgh, UK @ Picture House
10/05 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
10/06 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/07 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
10/09 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/10 – Exeter University, UK @ Great Hall
10/11 – Bristol, UK@ O2 Academy
10/13 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
10/16 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
10/17 – Birmingham< UK @ O2 Academy
10/22 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
10/24 – Liverpool, UK @ University
10/25 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
10/26 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
10/27 – Brighton, UK @ Dome
10/30 – Swindon, UK @ Oasis
10/31 – Preston, UK @ 53 Degrees
11/01 – Southend, UK @ Cliffs Pavillion
11/02 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed