Kyle Anderson
June 24, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tinie Tempah’s current lightersup pop hit ”Written in the Stars” suggests the U.K. import is just another B.o.B-style crossover king. But his Stateside bow is way more schizophrenic, loaded with future-funk R&B (”Illusion”), club-friendly house (”Miami 2 Ibiza”), and skittering street sweepers (”Obsession”). That sometimes makes it hard to keep up, but on Disc-Overy, at least he has the decency to reject inscrutable British slang in favor of references to the cast of The Hills. B

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