Review of I Don’t Need A Reason by Dizzee Rascal
You may remember my review of the last track by East London’s own Dizzee Rascal. I am a big fan of Dizzee but found myself offering a bit of criticism for Dizzee Rascal‘s track with Robbie Williams. It was a step too far towards the commercial element if I am honest. Dizzee normally manages to produce albums full of proper hip hop with some radio friendly tracks to get the chart attention. This is normally underpinned by the Calvin Harris collaborations.
Well thankfully, Dizzee is back with his core, rough edged hip hop with ‘I Don’t Need a Reason‘. This has no collaborations. It has no chart influences and little in the way of a tune supplied by Calvin Harris. This is gritty hip hop, british grime at its best. There may be hope for his new album ‘The Fifth‘ after all.
Right from the kick-off, this track is hard. The whistling adds to the real urban edge, whilst on other tracks it could just sound like a kettle had boiled. The beats are hard, the whole composition is classic Dizzee. The lyrical flow is quick, yet still tight. OK, so there isn’t a political message, but hell that don’t matter. The references in the track are british at its best, despite the Messi reference, its still british.
“All I do is flex, I don’t need a reason” this is running around in my head over and over again. The track is fully on repeat and I can safely say I love it. This is the closest thing since ‘Boy in Da Corner‘ that I can remember. It is a triumph and definitely a track I can already hear banging from cars driving through city centres.
Dizzee Rascal is back. ‘I Don’t Need A Reason‘ is killing it. I can’t get enough of that beat.