Tinie Tempah f/ Emeli Sande “Let Go” (2010)

Album: Disc-Overy

Label: Parlophone/DL Records Ltd

Emile: “I did a deal with Sony Publishing and I went out [to the U.K.]. I met with the woman that I worked with out there named Janice Brock, and she was like, ‘Let’s set up some sessions.’ And she started naming all these big artists.

 

I’m like, ‘Who’s the new, fresh dude? Who’s the new rapper/singer that’s not there yet but about to be there?’ And she was like, ‘Well, there’s this cat Tinie Tempah who’s starting to get a pretty good buzz.’ She played me some of his stuff and I’m like, ‘Cool, he’s dope. Let’s go.’

 

“I’m like, ‘Who’s the new, fresh dude? Who’s the new rapper/singer that’s not there yet but about to be there?’ And she was like, ‘Well, there’s this cat Tinie Tempah who’s starting to get a pretty good buzz.’ She played me some of his stuff and I’m like, ‘Cool, he’s dope. Let’s go.’

“I did ‘Let Go’ with this dude Naughty Boy, who’s actually like a really big producer in the UK. Tinie had this star personality, and the ill thing about him is that when we first met, he just was rapping, and he spits.

“He’s got ‘Written In The Stars,’ which is this huge pop record, [pop radio] type of song, but dude spits. He’s got bars. It was interesting to hear a dude from England that could probably get on stage at an Open Mic night at S.O.B.’s and close the place down. I don’t know if they know him like that in the States yet because he’s got this big pop song.

“We had a good time. He was this new cat, and he was eager to work. He had that bug, he had that energy. He knew he was sitting on something good and that he was going to blow up. We were just cooking up, and it came out really good. And Emeli Sande, she got on the chorus, she’s another one that’s about to blow out there. She’s got a solo album that’s about to come out, and the whole fucking country is going nuts over her stuff.”