Shopping Basket

Dizzee Rascal NPG x128793 Portrait Print

Regular price £6.00

© Emma Hardy

by Emma Hardy

Dizzee Rascal is a pioneer of the UK grime music scene. Born Dylan Mills to a Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father who died when Dizzee was young, he grew up in an estate in Bow, east London and was named 'rascal' by a teacher after his fourth school expulsion. He began rapping in the UK garage style, and was encouraged to develop his musical talents by his teacher Tim Smith. In 2002, he joined Roll Deep, a garage-grime collective organised by musician Wiley (known as the 'Godfather of Grime'), as well as self-producing his first single I Luv U (2003), which reached number twenty-nine in the UK charts. It was followed by Fix Up, Look Sharp (2003), which went to number seventeen. In 2003, aged nineteen, Dizzee won the Mercury Music Prize for his debut album Boy in Da Corner, the youngest winner in the award’s history. His critically acclaimed fourth album, Tongue N' Cheek, was released in 2009 and awarded gold and platinum discs with sales exceeding 300,000. It included four of his five number-one singles: Dance Wiv Me (2008), Bonkers (2009), Holiday (2009) and Dirtee Disco (2010). Dizzee won Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2010 Brit Awards, and performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Dizzee’s style is noted for the speed with which he raps over drum’n’bass tracks, and he also cites crunk and grunge as musical influences. After ten years of commercial success, Dizzee Rascal returned to pure grime and hip-hop with his sixth album, Raskit (2017).

Spend over £60.00 for free UK shipping. Every purchase supports the National Portrait Gallery

Extra small 102mm x 153mm

Small 297mm x 210mm 

Medium 483mm x 329mm

Large 615mm x 432mm

Medium Canvas Shortest edge 297mm

Images are printed in their original proportions, within a white border, on the paper of your choice. Please note that a copyright line is included beneath the image (except on the Extra Small Photo, Medium Matt Fine Art and Canvas options) and the dimensions listed above are for the paper size only.

The Photo paper has a semi-gloss finish, ideally suited to reproductions of photographs, while the Art paper has a matt textured surface that works particularly well for reproductions of drawings, etchings and some paintings.

Christmas Shipping
For our last posting dates for Christmas 2021 delivery please 


Shipping: United Kingdom

Royal Mail Standard (not tracked) 3 - 5 working days from £2.95

Royal Mail Signed for (tracked) 3 - 5 working days £4.95

Royal Mail SD Guaranteed Next Day (for orders placed before 12:00pm Monday to Thursday) £7.95

DHL Courier 2 - 3 working days £9.95

Free UK Shipping on orders over £60

Shipping: International (10-14 working days)

Royal Mail International Europe - from £3.50

Royal Mail International Rest of the World - from £5.00

DHL Courier Europe Shipping - from £20.00

DHL Courier Rest of the World and USA - from £25.00

Shipping costs calculated at checkout.

Ordering to the EU:

Please click here for more information about how EU orders are processed and shipped including IOSS.

Please note that international customs duties and sales taxes may apply to some orders outside the UK, and that the customer is liable for these charges.

Teemill Shipping charges:

UK Mainland - £4.00 Europe - £6.00 International (ROW) - £7.00

Teemill shipping rates are charged separately to National Portrait Gallery shipping charges. Please note that both shipping charges may apply in some cases due to items being shipped from different locations.

Further information on shipping rates, returns and damages can be found here

Covid-19: See our COVID-19 Prevention Policy page.