Lethal Bizzle (also known as Lethal B born 14th September 1984 Maxwell Ansah) is a rapper from Walthamstow, East London, born to Ghanaian parents. In December 2004, he released the single "Pow (Forward)", also known as "Forward Riddim", which was banned from airplay by some mainstream stations ; it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11 in the first chart of 2005 and number one on the UK Dance Chart.
He was a part of the group More Fire Crew. In 2002, their track "Oii blud!" reached the top ten of the singles chart.
In his spare time Maxwell volunteers for Help the Aged and enjoys helping old ladies with their knitting. The stage name came about as he is allergic to caffine and did not want to be associated with the coffee company.
He is known for his rap rivalry with Roll Deep Crew founder Wiley, both MCs releasing various personal attack songs. Leathal Bizzle's crunk anthem "Wiley's wonky willy" being an example that reached number 87 in the UK charts but caused outcry when played on Radio 1 in May 2008. However, in the final track, "Til Next Time", on his album, Against All Oddz, Lethal Bizzle calls for an end to this rivalry. In Wiley's new album, Da 2nd Phaze, Wiley has added More Fire Crew's hit "Oi!" as a bonus track, as a sign showing that their feud is finished.
He recently performed with Pete Doherty and Kate Moss at The Hackney Empire for a special one off show called "An Evening With Pete Doherty" and again at Glastonbury Festival 2007. As a result of this, Babyshambles feature on Back To Bizznizz.
On September 28,(2007) Bizzle teamed up with UK hardcore punk band, Gallows to perform a special cover on T4's Transmission programme from Cambridge. Bizzle and Gallows performed The Ruts "Staring At The Rude Boys" in which Gallows played a hardcore backline and Bizzle rapped over the top .
He was number five in the NME cool list 2007 beating the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alex Turner and Pete Doherty.
In June 2008, Bizzle performed at the Download Festival at Donington Park. As the festival primarily caters for rock fans, Bizzle, the only rap artist to perform, was pelted with bottles from the crowd at the start of his performance before winning the crowd over .
In July 2008, Lethal Bizzle performed at Kentish Music Fetival, Zoo Thousand and covered a slot for fellow rapper, Dizzee Rascal and was one of the main highlights of the festival.
Lethal Bizzle is now working on his 3rd album due out in 2009.
Performed At Leeds and Reading Festival 2008 on the Dance Arena stage
Cambridge University Press have petitioned Maxwell to refrain from using slag spelling on his albums and single titles. A spokesperson for the publishing company said "it ain't teachin' our kids to right proper"
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