Disc-Overy (2011) 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… 2011-05-17 Tinie Tempah Hip-Hop/Rap Capitol
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Disc-Overy (2011)

HOLD ME CLOSER TINIE TEMPAH The British import in the flesh
HOLD ME CLOSER TINIE TEMPAH The British import in the flesh

Details Release Date: May 17, 2011; Lead Performance: Tinie Tempah; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Capitol

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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Originally posted May 11, 2011 Published in issue #1155 May 20, 2011 Order article reprints