Like The Streets and Ms Dynamite rose from underground fame to chart success in 2002, Dizzee is tipped to do the same a year later.
Like those artists his first album In Da Corner has been rewarded with a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize.
His debut track - which he made when he was just 16 - was called I Luv U, and quickly became a massive underground smash.
Along with fellow Roll Deep crew member Wiley, Dizzee has also supported US rap superstar Jay-Z.
Much like Ms Dynamite and The Streets, Dizzee raps about his life growing up in a rough area, including tough topics like gun crime and politics.
He grew up in Bow in east London, and got in trouble a lot at school, kicked out a few times for misbehaving.
But then a music teacher saw his potential, and let him use the music classroom when he was excluded from other lessons, ensuring he didn't waste his talent.