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Few would have known that in 2017, Dizzee Rascal was already cooking up more boundary-
breaking music. His UK top 10-charting, transatlantic sixth studio album Raskit had just
electrified fans around the world that summer. But the grime innovator, producer and artist felt
the tempting pull of another set of studio sessions. Eventually, he thought he might make
another EP, to follow 2018’s stomping five-track treasure Don’t Gas Me. Instead, he began a
three-year journey, hurtling towards the non-stop energy, lyrical prowess and genre-spanning
heft of E3 AF.
As a multi-talented innovator who’s been in the game since his teens, he knows that taking a
few years between albums poses a certain level of risk. “In this day and age, they act like you’ve
fallen off if you ain’t had a song out for about eight months,” he says. Three years away may
have seemed “crazy.” But that was all the time he needed.