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Mr Tinie Tempah

Fast Facts

  • Restaurant: Yemanjá
  • Bar: Blue Marlin
  • Hotel: Mondrian
  • Album: So Solid Crew - They Don't Know
  • Essential item: NS Denim jeans
  • Grooming: Kiehl’s argan oil
  • Beautiful woman: Beyoncé
  • Style icon: Michael Jackson

Biography

Since debut No.1 single “Pass Out” in 2010, Tinie Tempah has ascended to the pinnacle of the UK music industry, picking up two BRITs, three MOBOs and a prestigious Ivor Novello Award on the way.

Tinie's UK number 1 debut album Disc-Overy went double platinum, while notching up more than five million single sales.

At only 24, Tinie has become the first ever UK rapper to sell out an arena tour and sell one million singles in the US. In addition to his musical achievements, Tinie is known for his unique style, with the launch of his own clothing line, Disturbing London, and more recently being appointed to join the British Fashion Council Committee for the London Collections: Men. Tinie is working on his highly anticipated second album which is due for release later this year.
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Mr Tempah's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“I went to a restaurant in Salvador, Brazil called Yemanjá which changed everything for me. It was a mix of Brazilian and the west African cuisine which is where my family originate. I had the bobó de camarão which is full of prawns, fish cassava, coconut milk and palm oil. It tasted so familiar yet so exotic. I can't wait to go back!”

BEST BAR

“I usually associate my cocktail experiences with the aesthetics of the location I'm in and for that reason, I'd have to say Blue Marlin in Ibiza as sand, sea, music and women are all complimentary.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I like the smaller boutique hotels and there are many around the world which I love. However, during my American slogs, I find that the Mondrian in New York and LA is the perfect place for me as the layout of the room is both simplistic and beautiful at the same time. It also has free internet. If you're in America and someone offers you internet for free, take it before they realise what they have done. No more data roaming for me!”

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TYPE OF BAG

“Thanks to all our favourite gadgets being halved in size and weight I've been able to buy this tiny amazing leather rucksack from L' Eclaireur in Paris that can fit my iPad mini, my MacBook Air and my passport. What more do you really need?”

FAVOURED BRAND

Junya Watanabe because I love the idea of just reinventing things that are already classic. A combination of different fabrics and textures: that's what I feel he does really well.”

ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“I have a grey pair of NS Denim jeans, which without any alteration, fit amazingly and go with absolutely everything. Had I have known this, I would have bought two pairs.”

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Beyoncé. She's a mother, a wife, a performer, an innovator and a singer in every sense of the word. She comes across as pious, very elegant and ladylike, and seems very protective of her private life and the things around her that matter. She’s everything I would want in a woman.”

STYLE ICON

“Michael Jackson. His style made him appear super human and not of this world. His attention to detail, fabric and cuts was second to none. There are so many elements of his style that are still so influential today. Leather jackets, cropped trousers, crazy zippers, patent shoes. I could go on.”

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STYLE TIP

“Confidence. Wear the clothes, don't let the clothes wear you.”

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TAILOR

Milligan Street Laundry. It's a very personal service and they take extra good care of my garments.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Dolce & Gabbana is the perfect balance between classic and extravagant and its clothes naturally fit me well. Very little alteration is ever needed.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“I like cropped trousers, again Dolce & Gabbana do this well.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I love a good bomber of any material. Burberry Accessories gave me a one-off blue leather bomber that is so crazy, I might just put it in my will.”

SHOE MAKER

“I love a good pair of slip-ons. Jimmy Choo and a new brand called Hudson seem to keep making pairs I love. I got these amazing camo print ones from them the other day.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Argan oil from Kiehl’s. It's a nice way to moisturise your skin and hair at the same time and gives you that extra glow.”

WATCH BRAND

“Audemars Piguet and Rolex.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“So Solid Crew, They Don't Know. I bought it when I was 12 from a chain of music stores which isn't even open any more. It's one of the main reasons I do what I do now and brings back so much nostalgia.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Tempah