Thursday, 3 June 2010
Patrick Junior C. Okogwu (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name, Tinie Tempah, is a rapper and MC. Tinie's first music video for promotional single ‘Wifey’, became an underground smash hit holding the Channel U urban chart top spot for 10 consecutive weeks in 2006.
In mid 2009 Patrick released his second mixtape, "Sexy Beast: Volume 1". Inspired by the Ray Winstone film, the CD featured M.I.A. on I’m Hot and proved to be so popular that the South Londoner ended up making another D.I.Y. video in New York. He has been hired by several clubs such as Rochester club Amadeus in the past as an entertainer but is now set to try to further his career by appearing alongside hit artists such as Chipmunk. Wiley once claimed Patrick would never make it, triggering a feud that signalled an end to any dual performances between the popular grime artists. Sources have stated that he is the older cousin of popular British/American recording artist Marvin Divine.
His debut single "Pass Out" has received fore play from Tim Westwood, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Ras Kwame, MistaJam, Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles while Zane Lowe declared it the "Hottest Record In The World Today" and "Single Of The Week" and is currently on the BBC Radio 1 A Playlist. In addition Reggie Yates named it as the Weekend Anthem for 20/21 February 2010.
According to MTV, Patrick's major label debut album, titled "The Disc-Overy" (pronounced discovery), is due to release in August 2010.
Sources: Wikipedia, tinietempah.com