Friday, January 15, 2010

Dizzee Rascal Pumps Up The Crowd At The Big Day Out Festival In Auckland, NZ

UK rapper Dizzee Rascal performed at the Big Day Out Festival in New Zealand Friday Jan. 15.

As reported by Stacey Hunt at TVNZ

East London rapper Dizzee Rascal burst onto the scene with his 2003 debut Boy in da Corner. His unique hip hop, garage, rap, eclectic electronica sound quickly rocketed him into the spotlight making him a must have performer for the Big Day Out.

Dizzee graced the stage on Friday for his second New Zealand Big Day Out off the back of his fourth album Tongue n' Cheek. The album collaborated with the likes of Calvin Harris on the chart topping Dance Wiv Me and Armand van Helden on Bonkers. Both hits were huge favourites with the crowd.

Recent album hits Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers and Holiday were undoubtebly crowd pleasers with everyone going crazy. They were a great way for him to finish off. It is these hits that have seen Dizzee leave his grime roots behind and head more into the mainstream pop arena. The three songs were released under Dizzee's own record label Dirtee Stank.

I watched Dizzee from up in the grandstand and it was quite a sight! When Dizzee says jump, everyone jumps! And seeing a crowd of thousands jumping is really something.

Jus' a Rascal was huge and is clearly a song he loves to perform! He had amazing energy which rubbed off on the crowd and his callout to the sexy ladies in NZ had some bikini clad blondes in front of me going nuts.

Photos here:
Getty Images

more fan shot footage below.

(video courtesy of LightspeedRomance, cassettecouture, unknownfreaknz & bonecrayon)

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