Dizzee Rascal, winner of the 2003 Mercury Music Prize, has spoken not so highly of a clingy girl in I Luv U, has introduced everyone to his rapping persona in Jus' A Rascal and exclaimed that he's not affected by fame in Fix Up Look Sharp. Now with the release of Dream, Dizzee has remade the Captain Sensible hit Happy Talk and moulded its motivating chorus into his verses that outline the musical details of his life to date.
The mixture of children's verse and rap give an odd blend of musical genres and prove that Dizzee is not afraid to experiment. However, in doing so, Dizzee has produced a track that you will either love or hate. Either way it is undeniable that lyrically, Dream shows a more mature and reflective, less angst ridden side - one that gives him a new, unpredictable edge.
Although this song may take a while to grow on you, Dizzee Rascal is undoubtedly a fresh and talented representative of British music and no matter what material he throws at us, his style is definitely something that will prove to be successful time and time again.