Rapper Dizzee Rascal has hit back at those claiming that he has been forced to change his music style to become more appealing to mainstream pop fans. Dizzee claims that it was his idea to try his hand at pop music and that he thoroughly enjoys doing it. Dizzee Rascal switched from his regular grime sound to a more pop feel in 2009 with his album Tongue N' Cheek, which was very successful.
Dizzee explained, "I think some people think that I was pressured into it but it was my choice. I like making big pop records. It was something I wanted to try my hand at. When I did Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers and Holiday it was all experimental, that was all I wanted to do, and it's worked, so I don't see any reason not to do it." Dizzee also revealed his plans for 2012.
He added, "Another album, a follow-up to this mixtape because this one has gone down really well and a lot of touring. Last year I didn't do as much but this year anything could happen." Dizzee Rascal has also admitted that, since he has enjoyed making pop records so much, there will definitely be a pop theme in his upcoming fifth studio album, to be released later this year.