It’s been almost a month since our last post so it’s time to catch you up! In case you missed it, one of my favorite English rappers Tinie Tempah dropped a bomb of a new single “Girls Like” ft. Zara Larsson. The music video has already amassed more than 65 million views on YouTube. You might recognize Zara Larsson from her single last year Never Forget You with MNEK.
Tinie Tempah burst onto the scene in 2009 with two British number-one singles; Pass Out and Written in the Stars (still 2 of my favorites), after previously releasing just a couple of mixtapes. They were two of the lead singles off his debut album, Disc-Overy, released in October 2010. Another notable single off that album is Frisky. For his first album it featured an impressive number of artist appearances in the followup singles Invincible ft. Kelly Rowland, Wonderman ft. Ellie Goulding, and Till I’m Gone ft. Wiz Khalifa. In November 2013, Tempah released his 2nd studio album Demonstration. With not quite the same level of success, it still included hits Trampoline ft. 2 Chainz and Children Of The Sun ft. John Martin.
Tinie Tempah has also been featured on a ton of other artists hits, showing off his skills of being able to work his style into any type of genre; starting with Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza in 2010, and Labrinth – Earthquake in 2011. Then in 2012, he goes all in on collaborational chart toppers with three; Ellie Goulding – Hanging On, Rita Ora – R.I.P. and (another of my favorites) Calvin Harris – Drinking From the Bottle. In 2014 he resurfaces on DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami and even last year on KDA – Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) in 2015.
We’re looking forward to his third studio album due out this year; Youth (2016). To hold you off till then, if you’re looking for another English rapper, check out Shakka.
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