Boy in da Corner

Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2003 Ratings: #2 / 239
User Score
Based on 123 ratings
2003 Ratings: #14
July 21, 2003 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

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

100
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.

94
Pitchfork

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.

90
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.

BuffaloStaple
95
fuckin hard
93
Undeniable British classic
EMR
64
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
CxAylward
89
a lot of people don't realise how important this album is
DalekTurret32
95
Sittin' Here [94]
Stop Dat [88] (-)
I Luv U [90]
Brand New Day [97]
2 Far [95]
Fix Up, Look Sharp [98]
Cut 'Em Off [92]
Hold Ya Mouf [96]
Round We Go [94]
Jus' A Rascal [96]
Wot U On [93]
Jezebel [99]
Seems 2 Be [96]
Live O [96]
Do It [98]

Top 10:

10. Round We Go
9. 2 Far
8. Live O
7. Hold Ya Mouf
6. Jus A Rascal
5. Seems 2 Be
4. Brand New Day
3. Do It
2. Fix Up, Look Sharp
1. Jezebel
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#12/Pitchfork
#12/SPIN

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!
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