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Live @ SXSW: Dizzee Rascal, Kidz in the Hall March 16, 2008

Posted by rugwu in Concert, Hip-hop, Photo, SXSW.
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Great Britain’s greatest rapper swung by the “Bat Bar” at the Austin Convention Center for a free live set. Definitive Jux is finally bringing Rascal’s latest album, Maths + English stateside this April, after being released in mid ’07 in the UK. Dizzee opened by introducing some stock rappers from his Dirtee Stank label, but most of them were easily forgotten after a few less-than-impressive performances. Dizzee’s show was solid, even though he isn’t the most dynamic entertainer. There’s more to this guy than a thick, cockney accent and you could tell. He even brought back his original banger “Fix up, look sharp” to close out the show. The crowd was much obliged.

Dizzee 2

A little later in the afternoon, me and Natalia headed over to a Frank151 day party at The Whiskey Bar where we heard The Cool Kids, Kidz in the Hall, Mickey Factz and The Knux were hanging out. The guys were mad cool, and after seeing both Kids and Kidz perform the day before it was nice to see them in a more relaxed atmosphere. I was the only native Chicagoan in the house that wasn’t on stage, but it was all good. Chuck and Mikey were dressed like they were going to the beach in 1991 and Kidz in the Hall took the stage to kick some of the new tracks from their upcoming, star-studded album, The In Crowd. Watch out for it.

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