AOTY 2017
Boy in da Corner
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2003 Ratings: #1 / 220
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2003 Ratings: #7
Your Review



Startling, tirelessly powerful, and full of unlimited dimensions, nothing could truly weigh down this debut -- not even a Mercury Prize.

Tiny Mix Tapes

Should I phone you up in person and tell you that you should get this album? Take this from me: Boy In Da Corner is the first real musical discovery of 2003.


On his debut album, Boy in Da Corner, 18 year-old Dizzee Rascal instantly stakes a claim that East London is hip-hop's next great international outpost.

Drowned in Sound

At a time when so much music is little more than a safe retread of comfortingly familiar territory, Dizzee's uncompromising vision is refreshing. Because quite frankly, if 2003 produces another record as ambitious, innovative, thought-provoking or just plain important as 'Boy In Da Corner', I'll be amazed.

Nov 14, 2016
Delivered by a eighteen-year old boy, this album single-handedly helped develop a trend in music that influenced (and still influences) an amalgam of artists and producers worldwide. The dirty, raw hybrid of dancefloor club bangers and hip-hop we now know as grime has become some kind of fundamental of today's popular music, and Dizzee Rascal is one of the responsible names for that matter. As influential and seminal as Boy in da Corner may be, though, it reached quite the divisive status ... read more
Jan 29, 2017
Some beats are simple but bombastic like Fix Up, Look Sharp, others are glitchy and sporadic like 2 Far, overall this is a varied and cohesive grime project that set the standard for grime for the upcoming years.
Oct 12, 2016
It's incredible how an 18 year old could make such a groundbreaking album, but god does it have to be so obnoxious?
Aug 30, 2016
a lot of people don't realise how important this album is
Feb 16, 2016
Im not a grime fan but this album is extremely influential and well rounded with the beats and lyrics all created by the artist.
Track List
  1. Sittin' Here
  2. Stop Dat
  3. I Luv U
  4. Brand New Day
  5. 2 Far (Feat. Wiley)
  6. Fix Up, Look Sharp
  7. Cut 'Em Off
  8. Hold Ya Mouf' (Feat. God's Gift)
  9. Round We Go
  10. Jus' A Rascal
  11. Wot U On?
  12. Jezebel
  13. Seems 2 Be
  14. Live O
  15. Do It!