Dizraeli's official bio
Dizraeli is a Bristol-born rapper, poet and musician. Although rooted strongly in hip-hop traditions, his work draws inspiration from old folk music,
recognising the common ground shared by songs of the people from any point
“touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness though folk, rap, spoken word and hymns. (Dizraeli) embodies 21st Century folk” The Independent
Dizraeli has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, The Eden Project and The Royal Festival Hall among countless others. He has won both the Farrago UK Slam Championships and the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam, and written several hip-hop plays including the award winning ‘Rebel Cell’, with Baba Brinkman.
“Folk or hip-hop? I don’t know, but Dizraeli makes me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English – fluent, witty and arresting” The Times
Dizraeli & The Small Gods were shortlisted for the 2014 Songlines Music Awards for their album ‘Moving In the Dark’. Tracks from the album have been played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music. In 2015 they collaborated on a new video for the title track, with the BAFTA-nominated director Jamie Magnus Stone.
In 2016 Dizraeli released his EP ‘Eat My Camera’ and continues to tour as a solo artist with a searing honesty and a flagrant disregard for the limitations of whatever genre he finds himself in.