Hot British MC Tinie Tempah's Early Inspiration

The British have spent the last few years importing their R&B singers in droves, but where are the great UK MC's at?

Hold up: Double BRIT award winner Tinie Tempah is already making waves on this side of the pond, and in the second part of his "A Million Miles Away" webisode (above), he opens up about his early influences and what made him want to become a rapper (who reminds me a lot of our Kid Cudi and Lupe Fiasco) in between a magazine photo shoot. Look for his new album on May 17, and until then, visit the aptly-titled tinietempah.com. Cheerio!

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