[AMP Exclusive] Tinie Tempah Constructs A British Invasion With McCabe At AMP Radio In The Bud Light Lime Lounge

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Tinie T: Yeah, yeah “Written In The Stars” is more like a self-affirmation and struggle. It’s kind of like talking about how things have gone recently and how the stars have aligned and how fate has taken its course.

At the end of every verse I’m kind of like, “But before all of this happened I was just that kid that’s just trying to be heard.”

That’s why you just got to keep on shouting, keep on making sure that you know people hear you out because you never know what’s waiting around the corner.

So “Written In The Stars” is a real special song. I wrote it after I got my first UK number 1 which was a song called “Pass Out.” Me and my manager and my team…we’d just sit down and we’d have conversations, “Man its written, like this is fate taking its course,” and I was like “for real like I need to document this. I need to write this down.”

That’s why it’s such a nice personal track to me and I think there’s something in that for everybody, you know?

Whether you want to be a lawyer or a doctor or an art director or someone who works in radio, or someone who wants to work at AMP.  Do you get what I mean?

You just got to keep focused and you just got to believe in who you are and what you’re about you know.

McCabe: Dude, well said, well said.  Well, congratulations on all the success in the UK: Best New
Artist for 2010–4 nominations! I hope you win all of them.

Tinie ended up taking home Best Breakthrough Act and Best Single for “Pass Out.”

McCabe: I wanted to get you a gift since you’re now visiting America so I tried to think of an American gift for you.  Yeah, I’m sorry that’s the only wrapping paper I had.

Tinie T: Yeah the wrapping paper is a nice touch.  I used to fancy all of these girls back in the day so it’s a good…

McCabe: They’re good girls (referring to the Disney Princess wrapping paper).

Tinie T: Yeah they’re good girls.

McCabe: Yeah they’re good girls, they’re attractive.  Oh Yeah.

Tinie T: I’m gonna try and have my surprised face because I know its going to be something that’s a bit surprising. HAHA

McCabe: Yeah!

Tinie T: George Forman you know…

McCabe: That’s going to come in handy; it’s going to come in handy.

Tinie T: Well I’m going to be very honest with you; this is a really thoughtful present.

McCabe: Thank you!

Tinie T: Wait, let me just show everybody.

McCabe: I figure if you’re hungry…

Tinie T: Like it actually doesn’t get more American than this.

McCabe: You can knock, you can knock out the fat, you’re going to stay in shape while you’re…

Tinie T: Ahh you know what I’m going on tour as well, the minute I get back in England I’m doing my second nationwide tour which is going to be really cool. This is coming on the tour bus.

Tinie Tempah Vs. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Swedish House Mafia[/lastfm] “Miami 2 Ibiza”

Tinie Tempah was super cool to hang with in the Bud Light Lime Lounge.  Be sure to see him April 17th at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and pick up his debut album Disc-Overy on May 17th.

Next time I see him I promise to introduce him to the Shake Weight.


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