Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is an amazing English rapper from South London, England. His debut album, Disc-Overy, debuted at number one on 10 October 2010 and was preceded by the number-one singles "Pass Out" and "Written in the Stars" and the top-five singles "Frisky" and "Miami 2 Ibiza" and the top 10 single "Eyes Wide Shut (song)". I had first heard some of this guys stuff when i was looking for remixes by Rihanna, and there was a mash-up. i fell in love istantly. so now the wonderboy from across the pond, has drop[ped his luggage off in the U.S. and is gonna infect our ears with his beats and sounds. Get on it.
In 2006, Tinie gained a great deal of airplay on British music TV channel, Channel U, for his song 'Tears' and then in late 2007, Tinie Tempah collaborated on a track with grime artist Ultra and producers/songwriters Agent X. The song was titled "Perfect GCD Hood Economics Room 147". He toured with Chipmunk in February 2010.
His first break as a musician came when Sony (WHICH SUCKS ASS CAUSE THEY'RE PSN KEEPS GETTIN HACKED) launched its PlayStation Portable (PSP) and used a track entitled 'Listen To The Vibe' featuring Yazmin & DJ Ironik [Atlantic / Warner] for the futuristic racing game, Wipeout Pure. This resulted in a promotional European tour alongside the likes of Sway and Dizzee Rascal.
Tinie and his manager and cousin Dumi Oburota founded the independent label Disturbing London primarily as an official outlet for Tinie's music, but with the idea of also signing other young artists. According to Dumi: "We wanted to have a platform to put out our music and there wasn't any Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella label equivalent in England. [Also] I wanted to create a major independent label with quality artists. I felt like the major labels had lost the passion for music." The activities of the label were initially largely funded by student loans and the proceeds from buying and selling cars.
When scout and music consultant Jade Richardson saw Tinie performing at the 2009 Wireless Festival she called Parlophone Records president Miles Leonard saying: “You’ve got to check out this guy Tinie Tempah. He came on at lunchtime and there’s about 1,000 kids screaming for him. He’s only put out one independent release and he’s got this huge audience.” Leonard and A&R Nathan Thompson visited Tinie and his manager Dumi at their studio a few weeks later and were hugely impressed to hear about the work they had already done in developing Tinie's career and by the ambitious plans they had for its future. Leonard told HitQuarters: "I thought it was incredible that an artist and manager were doing so much so soon with so little ... That impressed as much as the music."
Tinie announced his signing to Parlophone in October 2009 by running a competition on his blog, with the winner invited to High Tea at Claridges to celebrate the deal.
Tinie is known for his interesting style. He wears Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ,or other brands of glasses that have the look of Wayfarers, but with different styles to them. The glasses he currently wears areTom Ford brand glasses, which bear a resemblence to Ray Ban Wayfarers. Tinie is also known for his beautiful style of art. He uses many different unique effects, colors and other things in his album artworks, wallpapers etc. Tinie also has a quite unique style of clothing. He usually wears along with his fashionable glasses a simple but elegant shirt mostly from the Disturbing London clothing (eg. Tea Cup or DL Logo) underneath a leather jacket or regular. Most of the time he wears Nike trainers as for shoes with different types of hi-top Nike SBs for example. He wears a ring on his right or left pinky finger, a Rolex watch on the left wrist, religious beads on the right wrist sometimes (can be seen in his Disc-Overy album artwork) & a diamond earing mostly on his left