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Tinie Tempah Throws A Dance Party In The Streets Of Cape Town For ‘Girls Like’

Tinie Tempah heads down to South Africa video for “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larsson.

Still from "Girls Like."


London rap star Tinie Tempah heads down to South Africa in the video for his new club single “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larsson.

The clip follows Tinie to a street party in Cape Town where he’s joined by a sharply-dressed crew of dancers who show off their crisp moves while the rapper spits signature puns like “Tell J.K. that I’m still rolling, tell Russell I’m a brand.”

The London MC’s spoken about the influence of South African house music on his current musical output. “Africa is part of my heritage and this video shows me and aspects of my world in a way that I have never done before,” Tinie Tempah tells Noisey. “I’m really inspired by South African house music at present, and this video represents that very authentically with plenty of dancing and loads of really cool moves.”

Watch Tinie Tempah's “Girls Like” video below. In related news, a photo of Tinie Tempah alongside a bread seller in Lagos recently sparked a revisit to the slum tourism debate.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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