Dizzee Rascal plans to share his Mercury Music Prize cheque with five youth clubs that help underprivileged kids.

The benevolent BRAND NEW DAY rapper was shocked to scoop the prestigious British music award on Tuesday (9SEP03) night, but immediately decided to put the $32,000 (GBP20,000) prize money to good use.

He says, "I'm looking to give half of the money to five youth clubs so they can buy music equipment.

"I think it's the best thing to give it back and spread it around."

11/09/2003 13:51