Dizzee Rascal
Boy in da Corner
A Grand Don't Come for Free
The Streets

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Although it is rarely heard outside of the U.K. and Europe, British Rap has its own traditions and is a style onto itself. Though it doesn't have quite the heritage of American hip-hop, many British rappers grew up within the fertile Caribbean ragga tradition and introduced patois into hip-hop styles. British rap began in the late '80s, and it used the sonic collage of Public Enemy as a launching pad. Soon, many U.K. rappers were adding acid-house flourishes to their sound, resulting in a music style that was darker than its American counterpart. There were poor facsimiles of American rappers, but the best British hip-hop fell into three different camps. There were groups like the Prodigy, which fused hip-hop with rave. There were groups like Leftfield that went for a dance-club style of hip-hop. And there was Massive Attack, who slowed hip-hop beats down and added acid-jazz textures, resulting in trip-hop. By the end of the '90s, a generation of rap fans had assumed control of the scene, resulting in excellent work from the Herbaliser, Roots Manuva, New Flesh, and many others.

British Rap Artists Highlights

Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
The Streets
The Streets
Sleaford Mods
Sleaford Mods
Black Grape
Black Grape
Lady Sovereign
Lady Sovereign
Fun^Da^Mental
Fun^Da^Mental

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British Rap Album Highlights

Boy in da Corner
Dizzee Rascal
Boy in da Corner
A Grand Don't Come for Free
The Streets
A Grand Don't Come for Free
Seize the Time
Fun^Da^Mental
Seize the Time
Public Warning
Lady Sovereign
Public Warning
Fabriclive.22
Scratch Perverts
Fabriclive.22
Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
Plan B
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British Rap Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Wrong Side of da Tracks The Artifacts
It's a Shame (My Sister) Monie Love
Seize the Time
Fun^Da^Mental
In the Name of the Father Black Grape
Reverend Black Grape Black Grape
Luchini AKA This Is It Camp Lo
Teenage Sensation Credit to the Nation
Kelly's Heroes Black Grape
Call It What You Want Credit to the Nation
Fix Up, Look Sharp Dizzee Rascal

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