Ambitious Dizzee Rascal
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 September 2009
This article is from 2009.
Dizzee Rascal is so ambitious he thinks he can be as successful as the late 'Thriller' singer Michael Jackson
Dizzee Rascal thinks he can be as famous as Michael Jackson.
The 'Bonkers' hitmaker - who won a Mercury Prize in 2003 for his debut album 'Boy in da Corner' - is extremely ambitious and hopes to have a music career which rivals the success of the late 'King of Pop's.
He said: "I'm going to be big like Michael Jackson."
Despite his pop star aspirations, the 24-year-old rapper admits it was difficult for him to make his latest album 'Tongue N Cheek' more commercial.
He said: "I wanted to make some party music. I made hardcore music and that came kind of easy - it was what I knew. But it was a challenge for me to make a big pop tune. Parts of me are still the same person as back then, but I'm older and my situation's different. A lot of that is through travelling, doing festivals and trying to honestly reflect what I see in front of me."
Meanwhile, Dizzee - real name Dylan Mills - admits he uses song writing as a form of therapy.
He told The Observer Magazine: "If I feel p****d off, say, I'm going to write about that, put it into a flow and words and learn it so I can say it exactly as I want to say it. And once you have gone through all that, then you don't feel so p****d off anymore."
Dizzee's fourth album 'Tongue N Cheek' will be released on September 21.