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Dappy doesn’t exactly fit the mould. Example has the cool, Ed Sheeran has the words, Tinie has the dancefloor, Wretch-32 has ‘the one to watch’. So ahead of the release his debut single ‘No Regrets’, what could a chap called Dappy possibly bring to the already overcrowded male solo artist arena? Being one of the UK’s more er, eccentric pop stars, to quote the marmite types: the public tend to love him or hate him. But whatever your feelings, most would agree: not many people take him seriously. However, the facts are this: after 12 years with N Dubz the man in the hat has sold two million records, won a stupid amount of awards including a MOBO, and sold out tours across the country. Ahead of its release ‘No Regrets’ already has over five million YouTube hits. Even those who know him as the one that made them laugh on Never Mind The Buzzcocks must admit: the boy done good! But before we can consider all this, first I just have to clear one thing up, why Dappy? “It comes from Dapper, which means you know what time it is, you have you head screwed on, you’re a baller!” So with this in mind, maybe there is more sense to this guy than we first all thought. More Dapper than Dappy after all? There are certainly enough hysterical teenage girls who would concur just as much. Granted some are keener than others: “Someone has my face tattooed on her back! It’s crazy.” But despite his hordes of teen fans, Dappy reckons while it’s important to be grateful of the attention, you have to stay humble:
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