Tinie Tempah has talked about plans to represent a more well-rounded type of hip hop artist and dispel the stereotype that most hip-hop stars are from broken homes…
The Pass Out rapper told More Magazine:
“I was well brought up, my parents are still together. When people listen to hip hop, they think everybody’s from a broken home; that it only appeals to people from broken homes and those on drugs. But the majority probably do live with their mum and dad. They probably do go to good schools, and I just want to represent that.”
Tinie lived on the Aylesbury Estate in South East London until he was 12 with his parents and three younger siblings, and living in a council estate only motivated Tinie to succeed more.
On his official website biography Tinie wrote:
“London is one of the only places in the world where you can live in a council block and see a beautiful semi-detached house across the street. Growing up around that was inspirational, it kept me motivated.”