He may never have been to Scunthorpe, but he certainly brought it to New York on Friday night. Performing at Webster Hall, the charismatic British MC drew in the crowds with a successful set that included his hit singles 'Pass Out' and 'Written In The Stars,' both of which reached #1 in the UK charts.
There was a substantial array of British people padding out the audience, with Tinie Tempah's shout outs for East London receiving an overwhelming repsonse. The talented MC has already made a massive impact on the music scene across the Atlantic, winning the award for Best Breakthrough Artist at the BRITs, MOBOs and Digital Music Awards. Tinie also scooped titles for other awards, which included the BRIT for Best Song amongst even further nominations.
Already having had an incredible year it looks like his lyrical prophecy; "About to be a bigger star than my mum thought" from his debut release, is set to come true in the US. His determination is transparent within his lyrics and 'Written In The Stars' encapsulates his work ethic; "I'm trying to live the dream and other people can do it if they put their mind to it. That's what the song is about. You can do everything I've done, if you're determined and driven enough."
Accompanying this impressive reception, Tinie has collaborated with an already extensive repetoire, including the likes of Kelly Rowland, Ellie Goulding and Swedish newcomer Ishi. Tinie Tempah has made it clear that he has big plans for himself and is on the right track for illimitable success this year in the States.
His debut album Disc-Overy is set for release in May 2011.