Dappy thinks his solo album will change rap forever.
The N-Dubz rapper releases ‘No Regrets’ later this month and thinks he will surprise people with his “M-singing”.
He said: “Lots of people who rap get people to sing on their hooks, but when I release my stuff they won’t be able to do that anymore.
“They’ll have to sing on the record by themselves. They can’t get Chris Brown or whoever to do it for them. They have to sing and rap on the track themselves as that’s what I’m doing. I’m M-singing not MCing.”
Dappy also insisted his solo material won’t sound like the music he is famous for as part of N-Dubz.
He told Top of the Pops magazine: “It’s not happy R&B/hip-hop N-Dubz music that makes money though – what I’m doing is songs.”
Dappy usually pens material with his bandmate Tulisa Contostavlos but says her work as a judge on UK TV show ‘The X Factor’ spurred him on to work on solo songs.
He said: “I didn’t always plan to go solo, but because I write all the N-Dubz lyrics with Tulisa, I’ve always wondered what I could achieve if I was to sit down and write by myself.”
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