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18 April 2012, 16:20
The rapper chats to Capital FM about his new album 'Demonstration'.
Tinie Tempah has revealed that he has collaborated with Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris on his new album.
The British rapper is currently putting the finishing touches to 'Demonstration', which is due to be released later this year.
Speaking to Capital FM at Selfridges, where Tinie has launched a pop-up store for his clothing line Disturbing London, he was delighted to hook-up with Dizzee.
"I've got something on there with Dizzee Rascal, which is amazing. I've been listening to Dizzee since I was twelve years old so that means a lot to me. I'm really, really excited about that," he said.
"It's very hard, it's very grimey. It's the complete opposite of what people would think we were gunning for. When I played the instrumental to Dizzee he was like, 'Thank god you didn't try and get me on something that you want to make a big hit'.
He continued: "It's very indie and underground and raw. I'm just taking it back to the basics."
Meanwhile, Tinie said his collaboration with Calvin Harris was a step up from his previous track with Swedish House Mafia, 'Miami 2 Ibiza', which featured on his debut album 'Disc-Overy'.
"I've also done something really big and beautiful with Calvin Harris as well. I think it was really nice the magic that 'Miami 2 Ibiza' created, it opened up a different side to my music and took me to places that I never, never thought I'd be with the Swedish House Mafia," he said.
"So I kind of wanted to replicate that excitement again but even bigger and even better."
You can listen to Tinie Tempah talking to our Showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about his new album below: