Boy In Da Corner

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92

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Universal acclaim- based on 173 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the debut disc for the 18-year-old London-based rapper (born Dylan Mills), who has been heralded by (among others) Uncut magazine as "good as any MC currently active on Earth."

Top Track

Fix Up, Look Sharp
Oi! Ha ha ha ha ahaha ahahaha Yea! Stupid! Fix up look sharp Don't make me get the blitz out get dark Hear the bang, see the spark Duck down, lay... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It is an album that can be loved as both an achievement and an experience, a document and a revelation; it is simultaneously a problem to be solved and a spectacle to simply witness.
  2. Mojo
    100
    Brilliantly original. [Aug 2003, p.106]
  3. Dizzee's despairing wail, focused anger, and cutting sonics places him on the front lines in the battle against a stultifying Britain, just as Pete Townshend, Johnny Rotten, and Morrissey have been in the past.
  4. Startling, tirelessly powerful, and full of unlimited dimensions.
  5. One of the most refreshing hip-hop records in quite some time.
  6. On a level of pure listening enjoyment, Boy In Da Corner isn't quite an Original Pirate Material; but it does succeed in establishing that Dizzee Rascal deserves a place right at the forefront of the UK Urban movement.
  7. Urb
    70
    Dizzee's production style is impressive.... His flow is urgent and coherent. [Mar 2004, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 103
  2. Negative: 7 out of 103
  1. WugBob
    Nov 16, 2003
    10
    This is a fabulous album. Unproduced feeling rap, with innovative beats and original style. I don't listen to much rap, but when i hear This is a fabulous album. Unproduced feeling rap, with innovative beats and original style. I don't listen to much rap, but when i hear a debut album like this one, it makes me feel i should. Expand
  2. billallen
    Sep 8, 2003
    10
    sick sick album
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    The best album i have ever heard. Tells many different stories which rappers seem to lack. The sound is just great and would recommend to anyThe best album i have ever heard. Tells many different stories which rappers seem to lack. The sound is just great and would recommend to any rap fan especially UK rap fans. Expand
  4. TKillah
    Jan 30, 2004
    10
    Hard to tha core, a boy is flyin high. Copd that cd in canada. G'd up shit. Big up dizzee, keep it underground 4eva. Rool deep.
  5. jimz
    May 28, 2004
    10
    this album is the biznuss!@! shouts from au
  6. Pelicaine
    Oct 28, 2006
    10
    This album is a beast, lyrically and musically. The lyrics are none of the multi-syllabic acrobatics used in today's American This album is a beast, lyrically and musically. The lyrics are none of the multi-syllabic acrobatics used in today's American underground rap, but Dizzie still holds his own on the mic. The beats accompany what he has to say perfectly. The beats are well-put together pieces of ear candy of all sorts. I have yet to find anything that compares to this album. This CD will stretch and blow your mind. One of the album's of the decade, if not century. Expand
  7. Maestro
    Jun 29, 2004
    0
    Wow, am I the only one who isn't feeling this? The instruments are dated, Pacman-esque burps and chirps. Matched with a flow, while Wow, am I the only one who isn't feeling this? The instruments are dated, Pacman-esque burps and chirps. Matched with a flow, while clever, is infinitely clouded not by Rascal's slang, but his seal bark delivery. Unlistenable, aside from "Fix Up..." Expand

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