The video for Dizzee Rascal’s Olympic song is here.
Riffing on Rocky in a serious way, it definitely falls into the good side of Dizzee’s pop hits – we mean, it’s no ‘Stand Up Tall’, but it’s a lot better than ‘Bonkers’. Dirtee Stank’s Pepper contributes the chorus, with more than an echo of Florence to it. As well as Dizzee, Muse, Elton John/Pnau, Delphic (remember them?) and the Chemical Brothers have recorded songs for the London Olympic Games – and as we found out yesterday, Hot Chip are recording for the table tennis.
Of course, if that’s not grimy enough for you, you can always watch Dizzee smack Jammer’s birthday party sideways, rolling back the years like it’s 2002 again.