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"We made it to the point where UK music is the hottest thing right now!" screams Tinie Tempah, the 21-year-old London rapper who, in the last four months, has made a rapid rise to pop supremacy, not least thanks to his frolicking hits "Frisky" and "Pass Out". Both were proof that for all of urban music's false starts, Tempah and his comrades (Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder) could finally boast of developing a profile big enough to sit in the mainstream and allow them to perform at cool shows like tonight's latest gig in the iTunes festival series.

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There is no denying that Pixie Lott is a consummate pop star. She smiles! She sings! She waves! She has nice hair! But in such a competitive field, a pop star needs something altogether more important to succeed: good songs. And for Pixie Lott, tonight it becomes evident that these are severely lacking.

Tinie Tempah - The rapper as a role model

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