'Holiday' rapper Dizzee Rascal is thrilled his with his latest LP's pop sound because it means he can now be called one of ''the best'' artists in the industry.
Dizzee Rascal thinks his new pop sound means he is one of "the best" in the industry.
The 'Holiday' hitmaker is thrilled with his more commercial LP 'Tongue N Cheek' because it means he is one of "the greats".
He told Clash magazine: "I get pop music now. I get what a pop format is, to be up with there with the greats and the best. I don't think I really knew how to do it when I started out because the environment that I was competing for was the underground pirate radio scene.
"It was more MC-based. And there ain't been too many things UK-wise and MC-based that have been in the charts.
"So that was my only reference. But being in the music industry over a seven-year period, going to all the festivals, all these different events, I actually learnt how to do it along the way."
The British rapper recently admitted he thinks he can be as big as Michael Jackson.
Dizzee - who won a Mercury Prize in 2003 for his debut album 'Boy in da Corner' - said: "I'm going to be big like Michael Jackson."