London’s finest is back. “Nutcrackerz” has Dizzee Rascal teaming up with fellow legend Giggs over a sample from a third legend, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sampling some celestial bells from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite, Dizzee and Giggs spread some wildfire through their hometown streets.
Speaking to The Fader, Dizzee said “gentrification has taken over a lot of the places we grew up in and it won’t ever be the same again. This track is important as it references a special time for me and the scene. This is dedicated to everyone who was around that time/era.”
The video is a stark contrast to the massive productions Dizzee usually puts together, but considering the subject matter, the boot fits. “Nutcrackerz” will be released as a single on April 18.