Lethal Bizzle – Police On My Back

Haughty crime extolling lyrics, brazen bass and beats on top of a friendship with Pete Doherty has unsurprisingly earned Da Bizzle print and exposure. Sure, as this A side bears out, he doesn’t have the cutting edge of Snoop Dog and the gruff word-play of Dizzee Rascal, but what the Bizzle does is sample in atmospheric streets sounds and add a pop-playfulness, to make this sort of material more accessible to radio stations and those easily offended.

B-side ‘Selfridges Girl Not On Myspace’, mixes in some Ferry Corsten atmospheric instrumentalism and another streetwise love tale is produced. The cock N’ strut of the latter number especially, seeps into Lethal Bizzle’s off-song manner. He continues to stand firm and refuses to let The Wombats steal his coveted main support slot to The Enemy, on the impending NME Rock N’ Roll Riot Tour. Lethal Bizzle has the all-round sassiness to stick around no he finally has a chance at the big-time.

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