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Nottingham rapper stars in film
Scorzayzee with Paddy Considine as Le Donk
Le Donk and Scorzayzee was shot in five days as an experiment

A Nottingham rapper has starred as himself in Shane Meadows' mockumentary Le Donk and Scorzayzee.

Dean Palinczuk, known as Scorzayzee, is taken under the wing of Le Donk, played by Paddy Considine, and ends up supporting Arctic Monkeys on stage.

Scorz was invited to an audition by Meadows and - to his surprise - was asked to fill the lead role.

He said: "I just started rapping to him and he said, 'Woah, can you start filming in Manchester tomorrow?'"

Le Donk and Scorzayzee was shot in five days as an experiment.

"There was no script, it was all improvised," said Scorz.

Whilst Scorz just had to play himself, Paddy Considine had to become the character of failed musician Le Donk.

Scorz said: "When Paddy [Considine] plays Le Donk he puts a wig on and a hat. He's in character all the time until he takes the wig off.

"When I first met him I thought he was exactly like Le Donk in real life."

Rap star

Scorz has had a fascinating career.

He shot to mainstream attention with his track Great Britain (2003) - a diatribe against the Iraq war, Tony Blair and the BNP.

It was played by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and lauded as Scorzayzee's masterpiece but it didn't stop him retiring in 2004.

However, there was always a chance he would come back.

He told Nottingham culture magazine Leftlion: "If I hear a beat and I get an idea again I'll write another tune and put it out."

Le Donk and Scorzayzee is likely to put him back in the spotlight when it is released in cinemas in October 2009.




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