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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
Stupid Fix up look sharp Don't make me pick up with sign get park Hear the bang, see the spark Duck down, lay down just Fix up look sharp Don't... 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: 93 out of 105
  2. Negative: 7 out of 105
  1. dizzeez_gal_4eva
    Oct 16, 2003
    10
    dizzees ur lyricz r HETIC!!! u b keepin it raw man! bare sik!!! u got da "BLING~BLING!" xxx
  2. Heinrich
    Aug 15, 2003
    10
    A sonic adventure that blows you away from all the current cliched music scene.
  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. charlottes
    Jan 29, 2004
    10
    This album is da best iv bought in age. da best song is brand new day and jezebel cuz der like realy cool IM HIS BIGGEST FAN EVA!!!!!
  5. ElTopo
    May 13, 2004
    10
    This is some shit right here.
  6. JustinD
    Sep 16, 2006
    10
    This is one of my all time favorites. Nothing else like it.
  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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