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Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal: The boy in the corner

Winner: Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
Sounds like: A mad professor shouting at cutlery
Key track: I Luv U - The unmistakable sound of amorous teenagers arguing at the back of a bus

Subsequent career: Dizzee Rascal's unique rapping style, known as spitting, has influenced countless British urban artists. He has also designed his own trainer for Nike.
Mercury barometer: Middling - A hugely influential album in its genre, but it's not for everyone.

Losers: Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head, The Darkness - Permission to Land

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