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Congrats to Tinie Tempah

 
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Congrats to Tinie Tempah Reply with quote

Well done to Tinie for winning two awards at this year's Brit Awards. He's a talented young guy who can actually speak in complete sentences (and doesn't use words like "wiv", "dem" and "like" all da time) during interviews and has very interesting things to say about music, life and stuff.

Top man.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame he can't make a decent record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMg5cQd5f50&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzvGKas5RsU&feature=channel

It's nice when it stops

I am officially old Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you might be right about the last bit.

BTW - what's a "record"?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Now the day that CE plays that on the breakfast show I'll definitely join in the complaints.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is really rubbish. I don't see the appeal.

The only real hit he's had (that one about airplanes) was exactly the same as the one Eminem did (and that wasn't original - the girl singer/rap/singer/rap pattern is as old as the hills)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Colin, don't see it, is it music?

IMO its just more vacuous pap that typifies today's music industry, is it any wonder that the industry is dying?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason I posted was simply to congratulate a guy who's at least getting off his arse and doing something for himself. I'm not asking people to click "like" on Facebook or follow his hashtag on Twitter or even like what he does. I just like him as a person and I respect what he's doing.

The other thing, of course, is that it really doesn't matter what we think - he has a massive following out there. Yes, the music biz is changing - it's moving away from the control of the big congolerates and into the hands of people who make their own music at home. Power to their collective elbows!

Back in the early sixties, my gran didn't think "that there Mike Jager" was a very good singer either, but so what?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's hardly a cottage industry.

I know that EMI is not the force (or the company) it once was, but it's still a pretty big player, and the youtube, myspace and website are all big business operations by the looks of them.

Mick Jagger a very good singer? No, he was/isn't. A fair rapper, before his time, but a singer?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
He's hardly a cottage industry.


I neither stated nor implied that he was. What I did say is that the whole business is less polarised or reliant on the majors than it used to be. I work with quite a lot of young people and more of them than ever are not only making their own music but also recording, mixing and distributing it themselves. Only a couple of weeks ago I helped a bunch of guys to lay some tracks into SoundTrack Pro and then mix them prior to uploading them for others to enjoy. That's the kind of enthusiasm and entrepreneurism that Tinie Tempah embodies.

RockitRon wrote:
Mick Jagger a very good singer? No, he was/isn't. A fair rapper, before his time, but a singer?


On the many, many times I've seen him front the Stones since the early 70s he's never been anything other than a fabulous blues/rock singer. My gran was just a bit too old too "get it" - like people her age now just don't "get" Mr. Tempah! It doesn't matter in the slightest because it's happening anyhow.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Tinie Tempah for the first time on Graham Nortons chat show a few weeks ago.
He came across as quite a nice lad so I thought I'd keep watching to see what his song was like, I honestly thought it sounded completely awful.
I can't judge him on one record I suppose but I suspect the rest will be just as bad.
I'm not into the anyone can make music either, I much preferred it when talented musicians were the ones actually making music.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tine Tempah appeals to people of his own generation who can relate to what he does - as indeed many do. It's not for us old 'uns to pass comment on his work at all. The fact remains that he's a talented bloke in his own field and does what he sets out to do well; what's nice is that he's an intelligent and articulate lad who seems in control of his art. For that reason I congratulate him.

And, no, I don't really like his work - but my 9-year-old grandson does and that's all that really matters.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like him, his performance on Jools last series was the highlight of a pretty uneventful series tbh

I am glad he is getting some recognition in the US and like Colin he comes across to me as a very affable chap, a snappy dresser and unfortunately as he will find to his cost a good looking chap too
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