The grime star discussed his upbringing in east London
Cohan Chew

16:36 21st March 2016

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Dizzee Rascal has described growing up in east London, stating that ‘there’s a real gun culture in the UK’.

Speaking to America’s Vlad TV, the rapper discussed being brought up in Bow and the differences in the situation between the UK and the US.

"There's a real gun culture in the UK, for those who don't know," said the Mercury-winning Boy In Da Corner star. "It's very real. It's not as gun crazy there [UK] though... It's looked down upon, it's shunned."

"You're more likely to get stabbed in England. Some people look down on that or think that's a joke," he added, "Would you rather be stabbed or shot? Either way, you might die. [Neither] of them are nice."

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Recently, Dizzee Rascal confirmed that he will play his debut album, Boy In Da Corner, in full in New York on 6 May as part of the RMBA New York Festival, which takes place between 29 April and 22 May. The classic album released in 2003, features ‘I Luv U’ and ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’.

The rapper’s most recent album, The Fifth, was released in 2013 and has not released any new material since. He did, however, headline Big Festival last year. 

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