Dizzee Rascal has revealed he is planning to write an autobiography charting his rise from the street to the top of the UK musical landscape.
The East London rapper, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills, has released four albums and set up his own label at the age of 26. He told Bang Showbiz (via Contact Music) that the possible book would be the unflinching, detailed story of his background.
He said, “Maybe I’ll write my autobiography next year. I tell you what, it’d be a good autobiography as well, no holds barred. I’d tell people everything and it would most definitely be entertaining and inspiring. It would be a very frank book, no dilly dallying, it would be for real.”
He added that he is not one for reckless spending of the riches that have come his way, though he did say, “I bought a house but I suppose that’s not really a luxury item, I bought myself a car though, a nice car. An Audi RS5.”
Last month it emerged that Dizzee was turning to the work of poets William Blake, William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge for inspiration for his fifth album. His last album was 2009’s acclaimed Tongue ‘N’ Cheek.