Cultural Life: Tinie Tempah, musician
Friday 10 December 2010
Music: I've been listening to this group from Australia called Miami Horror. Their album 'Illumination' is brilliant, it's incredible dance music. There's also a female rapper called Nicki Minaj, whose new album 'Pink Friday' is brilliant. And Kanye West's latest 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is amazing. I bought the new Take That album 'Progress' the other day. It's nice. It's more like their earlier stuff – I like it.
Television: I've only recently started watching the sitcom 'The Inbetweeners'. I was unaware of the programme for a long time, but everyone was telling me that I really needed to see it. So I've had to catch up and buy the box sets of both series. It's been very intensive – watching it every day, back-to-back. As soon as I saw the first episode I was hooked. I couldn't get enough. I've started to use a lot of the catchphrases from the show, like "brilliant", and "feisty one, you are". I'm now a proper Inbetweener.
Films: The last film I saw was 'Inception', with Leonardo DiCaprio, which I thought was amazing. And 'Salt' with Angelina Jolie. I watch a lot of films on planes. 'The Blind Side' with Sandra Bullock was incredible. The film I really want to see at the moment is 'Red' – it's an action comedy starring Bruce Willis.
Books: I've been really bad with books recently. The last novel I read properly was Dan Brown's 'Angels & Demons' and that was ages ago. I'm into conspiracy theories and stories about those sorts of thing. There's also a Louis Vuitton book called 'The Art Of Fashion' which I have been reading. It's a coffee-table book really, but it's great.
Tinie Tempah's new single, "Invincible", featuring Kelly Rowland, is out on 26 December. His album 'Disc-Overy' is out now. He will tour the UK in February (www.tinietempah.com)
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
- 5 Friends reunion: Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Great British Bake Off 2014: Diana Beard quits due to illness
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Homer Simpson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he does
Friends reunion: Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Great British Bake Off embroiled in Baked Alaska 'sabotage' scandal
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- < Previous
- Next >