After teasing us with tracks from the album in recent times, Dizzee Rascal has finally gifted us with his long-awaited, seventh studio album, E3 AF.
As a pioneer with two decades of experience in the scene, creating polished projects is something Dizzee excels in and his ability to make polished bodies of work is exhibited in the finished product of his latest LP.
Dizzee’s versatility sets him apart from the rest and that element of his artistry stands out on E3 AF as we hear him take on drill with Smoke Boys on “Act Like You Know”, while also delivering club-ready bangers such as “Body Loose”.
In addition to Smoke Boys, the LP also includes some big appearances from big names in the music industry such as D Double E, Frisco, P Money, Chip, Alicai Harley, Rob Jones TV, Ocean Wisdom and Steel Banglez. However, the biggest collaboration comes in the form of “Eastside” featuring fellow GOATs Kano and Ghetts – with the track paying homage to their east London roots.
“On this album, we’re in full swing,” Dizzee said of the project in a recent interview with NME Magazine. “That’s what E3 AF is about. It’s making a statement; I’m a f***ing serious rapper.” And that he definitely proves.
Be sure to take in E3 AF below!