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Song of the day for December 13, 2023

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Today’s song is Baseline Junkie by the UK rapper Dizzy Rascal.

On December 13, 2008 Dizzee Rascal was arrested in south-east London following an incident involving a baseball bat. The rapper allegedly approached another motorist with a baseball bat after a road rage incident. Rascal whose real name is Dylan Mills, was held on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in Sevenoaks Way, Orpington.

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“Bassline Junkie” is a from his mixtape Dirtee TV.com – The Mixtape EP, Vol.2 (2013). The song was produced by M. J. Cole and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart despite not being officially released as a single. The track also appeared on The Fifth, Dizzee’s 2013 album, and was one of the few UK urban tracks on the album, with most tracks continuing his move away from grime and garage to other genres.

“Bassline Junkie” debuted at number 72 on the UK Singles Chart on 13 January 2013. It entered the top 40 the following week at number 38, soon climbing up to number 14. The single peaked at number 10 in its fifth week. On the Scottish Singles Chart, “Bassline Junkie” debuted at number 32 on 27 January 2013, going on to peak at number 14 in its third week on the chart.

The song was covered by the pirate/folk metal band Alestorm on their 2020 album Curse of the Crystal Coconut as one of the bonus tracks on the wooden box edition.

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