London-born rapper Tinie Tempah has already achieved superstar status in the U.K., where his near-double platinum debut album Disc-Overy debuted at Number One and produced four Top Five singles, including two Number Ones, as well as winning him a pair of prestigious BRIT Awards and establishing him as the top-selling British debut act of 2010.
Disc-Overy is a compelling evocation of Tinie's musical and lyrical depth, showcasing his distinctive delivery along with vivid lyrics that document the highs and lows that he's experienced in his short but eventful life. For example, "Written in the Stars," produced by Swedish wunderkind Ishi and featuring the vocals of American newcomer Eric Turner, is an autobiographical account of Tinie's humble origins and high-flying ambitions, setting razor-sharp guitars and commanding drums against Tinie's haunting lyrics.
Disc-Overy makes it abundantly clear that Tinie Tempah is well on his way to achieving his epic career goals, with world-class music that effortlessly reflects his indomitable spirit and his boundless creative ambition.
"On every single song, you'll get a line that reveals what life was, and is, like for me," he asserts. "When I'm in the studio, it's just me in my tracksuit, a bottle of water and my thoughts. Going to Number One gave me a chance to consider how far I've come, but also how far I intend to go."