Yep – it’s been 10 years since ‘Boy In Da Corner’ changed the aesthetic for urban music across the world. Having released it as a strappy 18-year-old with little more than pirate radio experience to his name – the production, narrative and lyricism was like nothing we’d ever heard, quickly becoming a modern classic.
10 years later, and it sits amongst the greats in the last decade of music – Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’, The Streets ‘Original Pirate Material’ – and a select amount of others.
So what was it about Boy In Da Corner – was it it’s historic document of a disillusioned youth, punished by poverty, deprecating even further into the pit of societies unspoken, desperately struggling to find a forum for their anger? Or just the fact if became a modern staple of contemporary culture, whether it meant to or not?
But one thing is for sure – it was no less than a classic.
Read Fact Mag’s full dedication to ‘Boy In Da Corner’ here
Dizzee is currently reported to be working on a new album with Detroit techno legend, DJ Godfather. More info here