London rapper reveals why new album 'Demonstration' took so long to finish
Tinie Tempah has revealed that he received advice on songwriting by Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
The London-born rapper explained in an interview with GQ magazine why it has taken him so long to follow-up his award-winning debut album ‘Disc-Overy’, saying he was advised not to rush it.
He said: “Chris Martin told me, “When you finish an album, write a couple more songs and see what comes out.” So that’s exactly what I did. At the end of the day, it’s art. Nobody ever rushes a painter, or writer. No one’s rushing JK Rowling or EL James!”
Last month, Tinie Tempah revealed that his new album will feature collaborations with Dizzee Rascal and Pharrell Williams. The rapper will release the follow up to 2010 debut ‘Disc-Overy’ later this year, and has already debuted the first track, ‘Trampoline’ featuring 2 Chainz.
Speaking to NME, the rapper revealed a string of big name guest stars, including his childhood hero Dizzee Rascal. “To finally be able to do a track with Dizzee, sounding the way I used to hear him, is fucking amazing,” Tempah said.
Opening up about his time in the studio with Pharrell, meanwhile, Tinie said: “The first day I went into his studio I was really run down. Pharrell had Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey on a massive projector, head down working. I walked in and was, like, ‘Fuck, this is Pharrell and I’m so tired and I look like shit.” Revealing that the track the pair worked on is “not what you would expect at all – it’s Pharrell’s take on dubstep, all dark and grimy and crazy.”
‘Tine Tempah will release ‘Demonstration’ later this year (2013).