Dizzee Rascal – ‘Hype Talk’ – Showtime
Prod. By: Dizzee Rascal
Irrespective of his immeasurable influence on the Grime genre by this point, for me, this song was the moment Dizzee truly separated himself from the rest of the emcees in the scene.
His marrying of the Grime sound with the level of storytelling that wasn’t primarily evident throughout Grime at that point was groundbreaking and set the standard for all emcees that came after him, which is one of the principal reasons he should be considered the greatest Grime emcee of all time.