by Tinie Tempah


The sophomore album from U.K. rapper Tinie Tempah took the long road to market, having originally been planned as a 2011 release but not rearing its head until 2013. The rapper's reputation had nothing to with it, as there were plenty of hungry fans awaiting his return, but, for once, the final product suggests that the delay had everything to do with "getting it right," and it's a feeling the listener gets on a first encounter. This exciting box of fireworks dazzles from the beginning, as the opening "Someday" grows from a moody tune for guest vocalist Ella Eyre to hang her Billie Holiday stylings and then into a tower of EDM from which Tinie takes the high dive, offering "Soon the whole world is gonna understand my language" and "Started with a goal, and ended with a hat trick" because the rapper is nothing if not determined. Trap music and 2 Chainz sound comfortable in the atmosphere as "Trampoline" offers both a massive earworm and a floor-filling club track, but street-level music from the U.S. is welcome here too as Big Sean and Tinie creep the hood with style on "Shape." "Mosh Pit" and "Witch Doctor" are other examples of how much cool, clever, and chaotic music there is to be had, but Tempah can handle the poignant stuff as well, and does so brilliantly on "Heroes" with Laura Mvula plus "Children of the Sun" with frequent Swedish House Mafia contributor John Martin. Guest shots from Paloma Faith, Emeli Sandé, Dizzee Rascal, and others make this one crowded album, but figuring out what to drop is nearly impossible as everyone hits the mark.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2013
Label: Imports
UPC: 0825646404353
catalogNumber: 2355985

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tinie Tempah   Primary Artist
James Murray   Musician
Dizzee Rascal   Vocals
Wired Strings   Strings
Naughty Boy   Musician
Erik Arvinder   Violin
Paloma Faith   Vocals
Ben Harrison   Guitar
Big Sean   Vocals
Labrinth   Background Vocals,Musician
Emeli Sandé   Vocals
Michel Zitron   Vocal Ad-Libs
Christoph Hessler   Guitar
Patrick Okogwu   Vocals
Harry Craze   Musician
Ishi   Piano (Grand),Musician
Ty Dolla Sign   Vocals
Christian "Crada" Kalla   Musician
2 Chainz   Vocals
John Martin   Vocals
Shahid Khan   Musician
Candice Pillay   Vocals
Hugo Chegwin   Musician
Sonke Reich   Drums
Jonny Coffer   Strings
Laura Mvula   Vocals
Ella Eyre   Vocals
Sway Clarke   Vocals
Mustapha Omer   Musician
Robert Vadadi   Guitar

Technical Credits

Derek Allen   Composer
Tom Rowlands   Composer,Producer
Hoax   Additional Production
Rick Rock   Producer
James Murray   Composer
Da Diggler   Programming
Da Digglar   Programming
Nick Taylor   Engineer
Diplo   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Charlie Bernardo   Composer,Programming
Dem Jointz   Engineer
Naughty Boy   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Zane Lowe   Composer,Producer
Rosie Danvers   String Arrangements
Erik Arvinder   String Arrangements,String Contractor,String Director
Steve Fernandez   Composer
Paloma Faith   Composer
Eshraque Mughal   Composer
Big Sean   Composer
Crada   Producer
Alex Da Kid   Composer,Producer
Labrinth   Producer
Wez Clarke   Programming
Emeli Sandé   Composer
Saul Milton   Composer,Additional Production
DJA   Producer
Michel Zitron   Composer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Mixing
Andrew Swanson   Composer,drum programming
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Timothy McKenzie   Composer
Patrick Okogwu   Composer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Harry Craze   Composer
Ishi   Producer
Richie Montana   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Mixing
Ricardo Thomas   Composer
Eshraque "Ishi" Munghai   Composer
Will Kennard   Composer,Additional Production
Christian "Crada" Kalla   Composer
Jay Werner   Composer
John Martin   Composer
Shahid Khan   Composer
Daniela Rivera   Engineer
Candice Pillay   Composer
TommyD   String Sessions Supervision
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Chris Loco   Composer,Additional Production
Hugo Chegwin   Composer
Eric Turner   Composer
Dwayne Abernathy   Composer
Ryan Sutherland   Composer
Jonny Coffer   Composer
Craze   Additional Production
Måns Wredenberg   Composer
Sway Clarke   Composer
Mustapha Omer   Composer
Andrew Stewart   Composer
Mojam   Additional Production
Emmanuel Orelaja   Composer
Baslisliq   Producer
Sunny   Engineer
Richard Weland   Art Direction
Vaali   Composer
Trana Griffin   Composer
S.S. Thaman   Composer

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