Tinie Tempah discusses new collaborations with Dizzee Rascal and Pharrell

Rapper assembles star studded line-up for new album 'Demonstration'

Tinie Tempah has spoken to NME about second album ‘Demonstration’ and revealed details of 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 in this week’s issue, available digitally and newsstands from today (July 24), the London born 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.”

‘Trampoline’, which features rapper 2 Chainz, will be released on August 4. ‘Demonstration’ will follow later in the year.

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