Tinie Tempah has promised new music is on the way, more than two years after his last release.
And to say we’re excited is a total understatement.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk ahead of his performance at Amazon’s Black Friday party, he revealed that we’ll be blessed with something special very, very soon.
‘I reckon from about January,’ the 31-year-old told us. ‘Because all the music is done now.
‘So from about January I reckon I’m gonna start releasing some new stuff.’
And what can we expect from his new songs?
‘I’ve been working on something pretty big,’ he continued. ‘I’ve got some incredible people to jump on some records with me. I started signing producers and writers myself actually, over the last two years.
‘I’m working with some of them as well, but the music is sounding really great.
‘I’ve been all around the world to make it, I’ve got an artist from Jamaica, America, Nigeria, a couple of UK artists, someone from South America. You know me, I always like fusing genres together and collaborating.’
Maybe he’s also picked someone up from Scunthorpe…
Tinie – real name Patrick Okogwu – has been in the industry for almost 15 years, releasing his very first mixtape way back in 2005.
But it wasn’t until his debut single, Pass Out, hit the charts five years later that he finally hit the mainstream.
Side note: It is still a total and utter bop.
A lot has changed in that time, both in his professional life and personally – as he welcomed a daughter last year and secretly got married to Eve De Haan this July, while also becoming one of the biggest names in UK music.
Not too shabby.
And Tinie is planning on celebrating the 10-year anniversary in a big way.
‘Mental, isn’t it? It’s mad. It’s really phenomenal for me because obviously a lot has happened within that time,’ he said when recalling the release.
‘It’s just crazy to think that 10 years has gone by like that. How much, at that time, just trying to be an artist, a black artist, trying to rap and trying to get that music seen and heard by the nation, how difficult it was. Now I go on Spotify and I listen to what’s going on, and it’s everywhere, it’s become the popular music of today.
‘It’s just overwhelming, it’s a good feeling, man. I feel we’re going to do some things.
‘To be honest, I didn’t know how much that would mean to people. But it’s got me thinking because that was such a seminal moment, wasn’t it? So I think we’re going to find some sort of way to celebrate it.
‘Probably with some new music to start off with, and then we’ll think about a show.’
Bring. It. On.
Tinie Tempah performed at Amazon’s Home of Black Friday to celebrate it’s biggest ever Black Friday sale and kick off Cyber Monday deals.
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