Tinie Tempah Talks Down The ‘Year Of The Guitar Band’
As one of the UK’s biggest selling urban acts, Tinie Tempah has enjoyed immense success with his dance infused chart bangers. Whilst speaking exclusively to Gigwise the 24 year old discussed why he believes the much hyped ‘year of the guitar band’ failed to materialise…
With bands such as Peace, Mumford and Sons and Palma Violets tipped to dominate the charts in 2013, it was in fact hip-hop and dance music which still ruled the roost.
When asked why he thinks this happened, the ‘Trampoline’ rapper stated: “I think that hasn’t happened because this generation still love dance and hip-hop the most … maybe in a few years it will change. I see a few bands creeping in, slowly but surely, which I think is great.”
Speaking further on why he thinks urban music still continues to sell big units, is because the people now buying the music are the people who grew up listening to the likes of himself, and Dizzee Rascal, adding: “When UK rap exploded a few years ago, what people don’t realise is there was a generation of 12,13, and 14 year olds that grew up and all they’d ever known was Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah,”
“I’ve been making music since 2006, and got my record deal in 2009. All of those teenagers who had heard me then were 19 and 20, and they are the people who are buying music.”
Words: Jason (@Jason_MVM)