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)
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