Rapper/singer Tinie Tempah has scored seven No. 1 singles in his native UK, including his latest, “Girls Like,” featuring singer Zara Larsson. Tempah’s charismatic, autobiographical rhymes weave seamlessly around the track’s rhythmic and insistent electro-bounce before its powerful pop hook pounds into prominence.
The video for “Girls Like” is now streaming on YouTube and can be seen HERE.
“With the video, we really tried to do something completely different to what we’d done before,” Tempah says. “We headed to the Woodstock suburb in Cape Town – one of the most beautiful parts of Africa – to film this, and the participation of the locals gave it a really different energy and vibe. Africa is part of my heritage and this video shows me and aspects of my world in a way that I have never done before. I’m really inspired by South African house music at present, and this video represents that very authentically with plenty of dancing and loads of really cool moves.”
Tempah shot to prominence in 2010 with his debut single “Written in the Stars” from his debut album Disc-Overy. His high profile live shows have included the closing ceremony of the Olympics; every major festival from Coachella to Glastonbury; as well as supporting the likes of Jay-Z, Usher, and Rihanna. In addition, Tempah famously high-fived none other than Prince William at 2014’s BAFTAs and his fashion credentials were underlined when he was named Best Dressed Man at GQ‘s Men of the Year Awards.
Tempah will perform at the 92.3 AMP Radio “End of Summer Party,” alongside The Chainsmokers, on September 21st at PlayStation Theater in New York City. Tickets are available HERE.