Dappy has made little secret of the fact that he really, really wants a number one single. In fact, it's the only thing the Camden rapper will confirm among the weekly reports of alleged band rifts, affairs and X-rated twitpics. Having missed out on topping the charts with his N-Dubz crew, the pint-sized singer is striking out alone in the hope of achieving his long-term goal with his first solo offering 'No Regrets'.
"This is my king's speech, I'm nowhere near the end," Dappy announces on the opening line, proceeding to name-check no less than eight celeb mates over electro-hip-hop beats and a stirring piano riff. The result is the Big Mac of songs; you know it's no good for you, but it's thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless, and combined with an impressive vocal showing, a gospel choir and that key change that could put an X Factor winner's single to shame, Dapz's dream of a number one hit seems closer than ever before.