Maiya Norton
June 08, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Not one to slack, Dizzee Rascal, the Brit prince of bravado, has fused his grime-rap style with old-school hip-hop. The result is an eclectic, break-dance-worthy Slick Rick reincarnation, softened by cameos from mainstream sensations like Lily Allen (”Wanna Be”). That’s not to say there’s a lack of vim or vigor. In one of Maths & English‘s standouts, ”Sirens,” Rascal channels Jay-Z; in another, ”P—y’ole,” he’s a compelling beatboxer. Consider this Rascal’s bid for Stateside stardom — he’s no longer that Boy in Da Corner. A- DOWNLOAD THIS: Da Feelin

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