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Tinie Tempah, O2 Arena, London ***

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 9 November 2011

I HEARD PEOPLE close to Tinie Tempah talk passionately about how his appeal and personal qualities were part of a Britain that went beyond race, long before he had really broken through. The 22,000 around me at his first arena show are that universal audience, united in thrilling fervour as he's crowned a pop king.

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