Dizzee Rascal (Only Aus Shows)
Just 18 when his seminal album Boy In Da Corner came out, Dizzee Rascal has lived a lifetime in a blazing spotlight – all the while managing to stay legendarily cool. Early days he was busy defining a genre that didn’t yet exist, using his school computer to stitch together a menagerie of lo-fi beats and hi-fi attitude that called itself grime. This creative tsunami started a wild ride through Mercury Prizes, Brit Awards and several massive albums including the aforementioned debut, Maths + English, Tongue n’ Cheek and last year’s brilliant Raskit. His hits (Bonkers, Dance Wiv Me, Holiday) endure and his personality abides – Dizzee Rascal is an icon.