Best 63 of Tinie Tempah quotes - MyQuotes

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By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

The way everyone in London is right up against each other makes it very real to you growing up, the fact that people have different lives to you. And that causes problems; of course it does.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I've definitely done something that's made my mum and dad forever proud.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

If I go to an awards ceremony, I wear a suit, of course I do. I am proud to be there. If there are young kids looking at pictures of me, I want them to feel that they should long for the opportunity to go somewhere really smart and wear a beautiful suit, rather than to reject that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I like to think I don't make music for ignorant people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Hopefully, young people will see that you can be young and make the sacrifices to follow your dreams.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

As a young guy from south London, I wanted to be able to make myself stand out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

A lot of young people have all these aspirations but many of them don't believe they're possible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Sometimes I would bring some of my music to the school and perform on the playground, and they'd think, "There goes Patrick, trying to entertain everyone as usual.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

When I got a little older I was obsessed Lil Wayne. But then it was just as many British rappers - Dizzee Rascal I would always listen to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I don't want to achieve less than my mum and dad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I find my dress sense tends to be a bit of a mixture between high fashion and unique vintage pieces with a little bit of street trends. For example, I might find a really nice, suede dinner jacket that I'd wear with a basic plain white shirt and some chinos and a pair of Nike trainers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm merely a fan of fashion from high end to streetwear, from Nike to Comme des Garcons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I watched a film called 'Elephant' recently. Its not stylish in the sense of expensive suits and Italian cars, but the styling on every single character is spot on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm really big on family. I'll love catching up with my cousins. Everyone's in their twenties, so they're all on their grind at the moment, but when we get the time, I'll fly everybody to Amsterdam or Ibiza, and we can just hang for a week, chill, do nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

When I feel like I'm renowned enough, I'd love to do a heritage-type line, but that takes time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I watched my parents go from having very basic jobs to educating themselves, to buying a house. They set a really good bar for what they wanted their kids to achieve.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Artists take on an alias that's suitable for their style of music. Everyone had a nickname when they were younger.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Dizzee's just my childhood hero. He's definitely the inspiration. He's got himself to a very good place. He's defied the expectations of what British black urban music was like. He was the first person who made the rest of Britain realise it wasn't just a one-album-type situation. You've got to take your hat off to somebody like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I was well brought up, my parents are still together. I lived in a council estate, but I don't anymore; I saw my parents buy a nice house and move me to a nice area.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I don't think I've had to change anything, really, apart from being more serious and focussed on my drive. One thing I've realised is that you get out what you put in and because of that my work rate has increased ten fold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Nigeria is like everywhere, really: there are some beautiful places that have been invested in and others that haven’t been.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm into everything. My iPod is very eclectic - if you kept it on shuffle, you'd be amazed. For example, I was forced to grow up on Dolly Parton. My mum was obsessed by her. She bought all this memorabilia for the front room. It's ridiculous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Fashion Week is surprisingly very short. At least the actual runway shows are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

This is the kind of fashion I grew up on - a good pair of trainers, great denim - and I will always love high-end streetwear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I lived in Peckham for the first 12 years of my life and then my mum and dad decided they really didn't want to bring up their children there. So they saved up money and bought a house in Plumstead, semi-detached, three bedrooms.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm just a young person trying to fulfil his potential and be the best he can be at what he wants to do... I guess that's why people connect with the music.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I've seen how much effort has to go into a tour, the performance and also how to look after yourself, not just physically, but mentally too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I didn't take it seriously myself at the time, but now all of my old teachers are supportive. Even my principal - I sold out the O2 Arena in London, and he came out to see me, which was really cool. I actually put a picture with him on my Instagram, and I think and he's wearing one of my snapbacks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Gone are the days when you'd have to tune in to a mad illegal radio station late at night to be able to hear the rapper of your choice. That's all changed now. That's all gone out of the window. And I feel like I represent that change. I represent the era of iPods and Shuffle and things like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Playing someone drum 'n' bass for the first time in 'Pass Out' - they're like, 'Oh my God, what is this?' I'm having a lot of fun and a good time showcasing the music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

When I was about 14 I remember thinking when it came to proposing to my future girlfriend, I'd make a CD with all her favourite songs and a message that said, "Will you marry me?" Shows you what a romantic I was. No one listens to CDs any more. It's all about iTunes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I was like 14 and decided I wanted to be a rapper, so I needed a hip rapper name. I was with one of my friends in class and literally went through a thesaurus. I saw "temper" and thought, "I like this, but it's too much." My friend was like, "What about Tinie for tiny," and that was that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm starting to think about my life, thinking about where I'm going to be in three years time: who I'm going to be with, where I'm going to be situated myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

You have to do a show, an interview, you've got to go straight back on the road to another location, make a track and edit things like footage etc. It's non stop. I really respect the hustle and work rate of Chipmunk, as well as N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Maybe when it comes to my music, or my performances, I'm a little more aggressive because I want everything to be perfect. But not in normal, day-to-day life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

My goal, my aim is to be a superstar, but not in a cheesy way. I want to go to America and do what they do. But better!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

There's this other girl called Lykke Li from Sweden - I really want to collaborate with her, that'd be great. Obviously Kanye West as well, and Drake would be pretty amazing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tinie Tempah

When you look at the Lady Gagas of the world, or the Jay-Zs, or the Black Eyed Peas, these are people who have one album release and it's a worldwide one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I actually remember celebrating National Poetry Day at school; I remember having to write and read a load.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Coming from an African background, obviously the foundation of the family home is education, probably because my parents had to work a lot harder for everything that they've got in this country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I think it's imperative to have faith or religion, because it's good to have morals, to be kind to others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tinie Tempah

People discover you at festivals. They come to see Coldplay or whoever, and then wander over and catch your act. Festivals make a lot of sense to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I definitely believe in God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm a bit of a mummy's boy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I really want to work with Adele, I think she's amazing. Lykke Li as well. I love them both. I'd also like to work with The Script. I met them in Australia and we just got on like a house on fire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Grime is a particular style of music. You've got electro, funk and garage; grime is its darker side. It's constantly evolving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I enjoyed my upbringing, my siblings did, we're polite, we're respectful, but at the end of the day we're young, we like to have fun. But now, more so than ever, the youth has been vilified to the point where it feels like you can't enjoy being young any more, you just have to sit it out and wait until you get old.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I pray as much as possible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

Being able to travel the world is pretty cool. There are places that I've always wanted to go to but being able to go there as somebody who's a musician and is recognised as one is cool.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tinie Tempah

I'm quite a fan of British designers.