On Dizzee Rascal’s latest video for ‘Money Right’, the rapper ditches grime for fighting crime, donning a mac to solve London’s Missing Case Of The Stolen Weed. It's actually high octane for a music video. The mighty track which features Skepta was released back in September, and also features a sample from Japan’s ‘Nightporter’. The new track comes from his brand new EP, Don’t Gas Me, which is out now.
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As we previously mentioned, Dizzee Rascal in the past has been tough on grime (tough on the causes of grime). But he’s made peace with the new wave since, deciding to team up with Skepta after hearing some of his own instrumentals.
Have a watch of this video below. According to a press release, it was filmed “over three crazy days in summer”. I hope that pub scene at the end is an Inspector Morse reference.
‘Money Right''s rather tongue in cheek video was filmed by Romain Chassaing, who has previously worked with Dizzee Rascal on his video for ‘Bop N Keep It Dippin’, which is influenced by a lot of British crime films like Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. In fact, maybe this new one’s got a few subtle references to this film too. Keep ‘em coming, to be honest.
Meanwhile, you can see Dizzee Rascal’s very own portrait as part of the new Black Is The New Black exhibition by Simon Fredericks over at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s completely free and the exhibition ends on 27th January next year. Other faces include that of Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald and Jazzie B of Soul II Soul.