When Tinie Tempah first came to mainstream attention in 2010, he rapped that he had "so many clothes, I keep 'em all in my aunt's house". As his profile has increased – the Londoner has three UK number ones and two Brit awards to his name – so have his boasts. Now, we are told on his high-reaching second album, he owns a mansion and drops into Claridge's for tea. His presence has grown too: tracks such as Trampoline are designed to fill vast clubs, but Tinie seldom feels dwarfed. Some of the fresh-faced charm has gone, but he is sounding more like a bona fide star.
Tinie Tempah: Demonstration – review
Killian Fox writes about film, music and books, among other things, for various publications including the Observer, where he worked for two years