Boy In Da Corner Import
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This is a far darker proposition than ‘Original Pirate Material’ though. Dizzee sees himself as an outsider; the opening track makes this abundantly clear. On the opening line of the opening track, ‘Sittin Here’ Dizzee tells us, “I’m sitting here, I ain’t saying much, I just think / and my eyes don’t move left or right, they just blink.” For 18 years, Mills sounds remarkably mature, and sounds almost like an elder statesman of the streets when he whispers memories of playing football in the streets, before he yields to the feeling that there will be, “no positive change.” This feeling of hopelessness rears its ugly head again on ‘Brand New Day’. Over a dizzying wind chime sample, Dizzee reminisces, “We used to fight with kids from other estates / now eight millimetres settle debates.”
Though just shy of an hour in length, Dizzee manages to cram in a huge assortment of topics.Read more ›
'Boy in Da corner' has the edge and rebellion of a punk album. the difference is that it is the sound of the UK in 2003 not in the 1970s.
The standout tracks for me are 'cut'em off' and 'round we go'.
On these tracks dizzee expresses his mistrust of the people around him. On 'round we go' he describes what he thinks of teenage love- he doesnt think it exists. He says 'aint no love ting here, just 1 big cycle here'
Every track on this album is a gem. This cd comes highly recommended, the most original UK artist to emerge for a long time.
The urban scene of the UK has changed massively in the UK, and the music has too. It is rare to hear such an edgy commentary of council estate life and times from an artist with unashamedly brazen stories of violence, crime and sex. It's easy to dismiss these topics as the vile thoughts of an out-of-sync teen but you would be dismissing these at your own peril. The early grime painted a clear picture of the social issues in those times and Boy In Da Corner steps out farther than most by covering a wide spectrum viewed through youthful eyes. But it's not only the lyrics but also the production that make sure that you can never sit comfortably in your seat when you're listening to this.
It's the fact that what you're listening to is real, true and still happening that sends tingles down your spine and encourage you to listen on. Despite the social changes we've seen and the changes in the type of music we're now seeing coming from the same sort of areas Dizzee grew up in, this album still acts as an accurate periscope, peering over the wall into a way of life that has very much been swept under the rug and out of view by society.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this Album. Had on. CD before and lost it, so wanted it again as this was Dizzee at his best. Made me want to listen to more UK grime and more UK hip hop.Published 6 months ago by Shorty
Fantastic album, nothing even comes close or compares to this! Love love lovePublished 13 months ago by Isabel
Dizzzzzzzzay....please invest in a good set of speakers to get the most out of this c.d. 10/10.Published 14 months ago by suliman