Sittin' Here

Album: Boy In Da Corner (2003)
  • This is the opening track of Boy In Da Corner, Dizzee Rascal's aural portrayal of life as a teenager in the housing projects of East London. The record won that year's Mercury Prize, an annual music award for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Rascal was the first-ever grime artist to win the award.
  • Speaking to NME in 2017, Rascal was asked if he was chronicling a depressive episode in this song. He replied:

    "Is depression something I struggled with back then? I guess so. I think there's loads of undiagnosed depression where I came from. Post-traumatic stress disorder as well. Some of the things you see as a kid are like the things you'd expect to see in a war zone, but there's no one to talk to about it because running to a psychiatrist ain't the thing."

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