Dizzee Rascal to release World Cup song

Dizzee Rascal
Monday, 7th Jun 2010
Fans with Dizzee Rascal tickets can get the chance to appear on his next single, which is an unofficial World Cup song.

The rapper, who is playing at the O2 Academy in Sheffield and London's Victoria Park next month, has teamed up with comic James Corden for the new record.

Dizzee has reworked the Tears For Fears classic Shout under the name Shout for England.

Fans of the English football team are being asked to ring a special phone number and sing the chorus, which will then be included on the final cut.

England boss Fabio Capello opted against letting his players release an official World Cup record this year, so Dizzee's single should help plug a gap as the nation gets behind the team in South Africa.

The rap superstar has a number of other UK dates lined up for the summer, including an appearance at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.