The Fifth (album)

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The Fifth
Studio album by Dizzee Rascal
Released 30 September 2013
Recorded September 2011—April 2013[1]
Genre Hip hop, alternative dance, hip house
Length 47:21
Label Dirtee Stank, UMG
Producer Jonas Jeberg, RedOne, Teddy Sky, Will.i.am, Eric Sanicola
Dizzee Rascal chronology
Tongue n' Cheek
(2009)
The Fifth
(2013)
Singles from The Fifth
  1. "Goin' Crazy"
    Released: 16 June 2013
  2. "Something Really Bad"
    Released: 29 September 2013
  3. "Love This Town"
    Released: 28 November 2013 (2013-11-28)
  4. "We Don't Play Around"
    Released: TBA

The Fifth is the fifth studio album by British rapper Dizzee Rascal, released on 30 September 2013 under Dirtee Stank and Universal Music Group. The Fifth is Dizzee Rascal's first release since he signed with Universal. It succeeds his fourth studio album Tongue n' Cheek (2009) and features production from RedOne, Jonas Jeberg, M.J. Cole, Baptiste, Goldstein, Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Teddy Sky, among others. The album features guest appearances from singers Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Sean Kingston, Angel, and rappers Tinie Tempah, Bun B, Trae tha Truth, and Will.i.am.[2] The album's track listing was confirmed when it was made available to pre-order via the iTunes Store.[3]

Background[edit]

Dizzee commented on the album: "It's the best-produced album I've done so far. If my last record was dipping my foot into the swimming pool of happiness, this one is fully going for a swim - backstroke, butterfly, in every way... not just doggy paddle". The majority of the album was produced in Los Angeles between 2011-2013 and follows the same experimental genre of Rascal's previous studio album, Tongue n' Cheek (2009).[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "Bassline Junkie", which was also included on Rascal's mixtape DirteeTV.com - The Mixtape, Vol. 2, was released on 1 January 2013 as a promotional single from the album. It was released to support to mixtape after it impacted the top 100 on the UK Singles Chart. The song peaked at number 10 with the help of radio airplay, and thus was selected for inclusion as a bonus track on the album following its chart success.
  • "H-Town", featuring Bun B and Trae tha Truth, was released as the second promotional single from the album on 1 May 2013. It achieved little airplay on radio, and failed to impact the UK Singles Chart, and was quickly succeeded by the release of the first official single from the album.[5]
  • "Goin' Crazy", featuring Robbie Williams, was as the official lead single from the album on 16 June 2013. The music video premiered on 14 May 2013, and features Dizzee and Robbie leading a gang, whilst driving hyped-up mobility scooters. The single was released physically in Germany accompanied by the instrumental version. The single peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the most successful from the album yet.
  • "I Don't Need a Reason" was released as the third promotional single from the album on 11 July 2013. Initially planned as the second official single, a music video was filmed and released on to YouTube on 18 August 2013, which decpits Dizzee as an Edwardian gent, and uses camera effects to distort eye movements, although again due to very little airplay and no promotion, the single failed to impact the UK Singles Chart and was demoted to a promotional single, and a second official single quickly succeeded it.
  • "Something Really Bad", featuring Will.i.am and produced by Jonas Jeberg, will be released as the second official single from the album on 29 September 2013. The music video premiered on 2 September 2013, and features Will.i.am on a video screen performing his verses, while Dizzee is in-studio dancing with a number of female dancers surrounding him.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Superman"   Dylan Mills, Jean Baptiste, Ryan Buendia, Michael McHenry Baptiste, Buendia 4:31
2. "I Don't Need a Reason"   Mills, Baptiste, Buendia, McHenry Baptiste, Buendia 3:17
3. "We Don't Play Around" (featuring Jessie J) Mills, Jessica Cornish, Teddy Sky, Jimmy Joker, RedOne RedOne, Teddy Sky 3:08
4. "Good" (featuring Angel) Mills, Tony Cottrell, Bryant Walker @Oakwud, @PopWansel 4:01
5. "Spend Some Money" (featuring Tinie Tempah) Mills, Patrick Okogwu, Baptiste, Buendia, McHenry Baptiste, Buendia 3:33
6. "Arse Like That" (featuring Sean Kingston) Mills, Sky, Björn Djupström, RedOne, Joker RedOne, Teddy Sky 3:54
7. "Something Really Bad" (featuring Will.i.am) Mills, Baptiste, William Adams, Jonas Jeberg Jonas Jeberg 3:40
8. "Goin' Crazy" (featuring Robbie Williams) Mills, Robbie Williams, Tim Anderson, Jamin Wilcox Tim Anderson 3:24
9. "Love This Town" (featuring Teddy Sky) Mills, Sky, RedOne, Joker, Eric Sanicola RedOne, Teddy Sky, Eric Sanicola, Jimmy Joker 4:00
10. "H-Town" (featuring Bun B and Trae tha Truth) Mills, Bernard Freeman, Frazier Thompson, Alain Macklovitch, Oliver Goldstein A-Trak 3:39
11. "Heart of a Warrior" (featuring Teddy Sky) Mills, Sky, RedOne, Joker RedOne, Teddy Sky 3:14
12. "Life Keeps Moving On" (featuring Pop Wansel) Mills, Anderson, Wilcox Tim Anderson 3:53
13. "Bassline Junkie" (bonus track) Mills, M.J. Cole M.J. Cole 3:24
Total length:
47:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 33
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dizzee Rascal – The Fifth (Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date)". RadioKingOnline. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Drewett, Meg (10 June 2013). "Dizzee Rascal reveals new album 'The Fifth' tracklisting". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Fifth by Dizzee Rascal". iTunes. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dizzee Rascal announces release date for The Fifth". Newsbeat. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - H-Town (feat. Bun B & Trae tha Truth) - Single by Dizzee Rascal". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ [1] ARIA Report 1232. Retrieved 2013-10-28
  7. ^ "Dizzee Rascal | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.