Dappy – Shedding the Dappy Hat
Dappy, a.k.a. Costadinos Contostavlos, is an outspoken rapper hailing from Camden, London. Well-known for his outlandish
‘Dappy hat’ headwear, the rapper rose to fame as one-third of urban grime group N-Dubz. Also comprised of Dappy's
cousin Tulisa and best friend Fazer, N-Dubz made their mark on the British music scene with decidely urban lyrics and undeniable
songwriting skills that helped score them eight top 40 hits over their 11-year history.
After a brief hiatus from N-Dubz, Dappy embarked on his solo career, weaving observations of North London street life into
his signature brand of hip-hop-tinged pop music. Featuring on Tinchy Strider’s single‘Spaceship’ propelled
Dappy's career skyward, and today, the London rapper has shed his once-trademark ‘Dappy hat’ to signal a new era
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Dappy Biography – From Street Life to Chart Life
Having appeared on music network Channel AKA (previously named Channel U), the Channel 4 show Dubplate Drama,
Never Mind the Buzzcocks alongside comedian Simon
Amstell and N-Dubz' own fly-on-the-wall reality show, Being N-Dubz, Dappy is no stranger to the media spotlight.
A bad-boy with a cheeky smile and trademark attitude, Camden’s biggest urban export went solo to concentrate more
seriously on his music career. In an attempt to earn respect from an older audience, Dappy invited Queen guitarist Brian May for a guest spot on his second single ‘Rockstar’ from the
Dare to Dream album, which earned praise from singer Adele and
international superstar Rihanna. Dappy's collaboration with fellow
chart toppers The Wanted solidifies his place in the UK music limelight.
Fans of Dappy should explore artists such as Labrinth, who boast their own distinct brand of urban British music, specialising in a mix of
pop, hip-hop and grime. There is much to explore by way
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